Morris County NJ police are looking for three men accused of committing an armed robbery in Morris Plains, NJ.
The violent theft incident happened around 7:00 p.m. One of the suspects allegedly entered the parking lot of the Stop and Shop supermarket located near Route 10 and Route 202 in Morris Plains, New Jersey. The suspect reportedly walked up to a store employee and attacked him.
While the victim was being assaulted, a passerby noticed the incident and tried to offer assistance. At that point, the suspect reportedly flashed a handgun at both the victim and the good Samaritan.
Not long after that, the suspect fled the scene. He reportedly got into a waiting vehicle with two other occupants.
After the suspect drove off, the victim notified the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.
Police recently released video surveillance photos of the three suspects in the theft.
Morris County investigators also released information about the suspects’ getaway car. It is described as a black Dodge Charger with an NJ license plate that reads V79-FNZ. It is reportedly a rental vehicle out of Newark Liberty International Airport.
Law enforcement is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can provide information that leads to an arrest in the robbery case.
If the armed robbery suspects are eventually identified and caught, they would probably be subject to serious criminal charges for armed robbery and aggravated assault. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery with a handgun or a knife is a first degree crime and carries a potential penalty of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Anyone with information about this theft incident should get in touch with Morris County CrimeStoppers at 973-COP-CALL.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “$1K Reward Offered for Info on Robbery of Stop and Shop Employee.”