Police in Wharton New Jersey are searching for two men accused of committing an armed robbery at a local gas station.
Wharton NJ police received a call about an armed robbery at the Delta gas station on South Main Street in Wharton, New Jersey. When police officers arrived at the scene, the suspects had already left the area.
According to law enforcement, two males entered the gas station and approached a gas station employee. The suspects then demanded that the employee hand over cash.
One of the suspects allegedly brandished a firearm during the robbery.
After getting an undisclosed amount of money from the employee, the suspect walked out of the station and ran away.
Wharton NJ police officers canvassed the area in search of the suspect. However, police were not able to find the suspects.
The Wharton Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office have issued a joint statement indicating that authorities are continuing to investigate the alleged robbery.
If police are eventually able to identify and capture the suspects, they would face significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, armed robbery is a first degree criminal offense. A conviction on first degree robbery charges could lead to a sentence of 10–20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Wharton New Jersey police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the robbery suspects. Anyone who has information about the robbery or the suspects should get in touch with investigators at 973-366-5893. Additionally, members of the public can leave anonymous tips with Morris County CrimeStoppers by dialing 973-267-2255.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Authorities Investigating Armed Robbery at Wharton Gas Station.”