Toms River NJ police arrested two teenagers who allegedly robbed a local convenience store.
Police officers were sent to the 7-Eleven located at 3101 Route 37 East in Toms River, NJ after an alarm was set off at the store.
When police officers got to the scene, the store clerk said that one of the suspects, wearing sunglasses, had walked into the store and gave him a threatening note. The suspect then allegedly ordered the clerk hand over $1,000 in cash.
The clerk refused to hand over any money, reportedly prompting the suspect to run out of the store and flee the scene in a BMW. The store employee gave police with a description of the car.
Ocean County Sheriff’s officers located the car a short time later in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The patrol officers detained the suspect until Tom River NJ police could send officers to the scene to conduct an investigation.
Once Toms River police arrived in the area, they determined that the two suspects were the people wanted for the attempted robbery at the 7-Eleven.
According to law enforcement, the 19-year-old suspect drove the BMW and the 17-year-old suspect went into the store to commit the theft.
The adult suspect is from Mendham, NJ; the teenage suspect is from Toms River, New Jersey.
Both suspects were arrested and charged with second degree robbery. The suspects were also charged with simple possession of marijuana and prescription drug possession because police allegedly found them with 300 Xanax pills at the time of their arrest.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the adult suspect was transported to the Ocean County Jail. He was being held at the jail on a $75,000 bail amount. Meanwhile, the teen suspect was moved to the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center, where he was being held without a bail amount.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Teens Charged with Robbing 7-Eleven, Drug Possession.”