Elmwood Park NJ police are looking for a man accused of committing a robbery at a local Subway sandwich store.
The theft incident went down around 8:00 p.m. According to law enforcement, the suspect committed the armed robbery at the Subway located on Boulevard in Elmwood Park, New Jersey.
The suspect reportedly concealed his identity by wearing a black ski mask and black hoodie when he walked into the fast food restaurant.
Once inside the Subway shop, the suspect reportedly approached the 21-year-old female cashier. The suspect allegedly showed the cashier a black semiautomatic handgun and demanded that she hand over all of the cash in the store’s register.
Afterwards, the suspect exited the sandwich shop and fled the scene on foot. He allegedly made off with $515 in cash taken from the register.
The store employee dialed 911 and alerted the Elmwood Park Police Department, which dispatched officers to the scene. When police officers arrived in the area, they found the victim shaken up but, thankfully, unhurt.
The victim told police about the robbery and provided officers with a description of the suspect. According to the victim, the suspect is a man standing approximately 5-feet-11-inches tall. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit was able to track the suspect to an area located near the Parkway diner, but he managed to get away from police.
If the suspect is eventually identified and captured, he would face significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who commits a theft while armed with a deadly weapon such as a handgun or a knife can be charged with a first degree felony. A conviction for first degree armed robbery could lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
The Elmwood Park Police Department has asked for the public’s help with the investigation. Anyone with information about the suspect or the Subway robbery should contact Elmwood Park investigators at 201-796-0700.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Police Looking for Robber Who Held up Subway in Elmwood Park.”