Englewood NJ police arrested a man who allegedly committed an armed robbery at a local liquor store.
The suspect is said to have robbed Wildes Liquors, which is located at 228 West Englewood Avenue in Englewood, NJ. According to authorities, the suspect used a handgun during the theft.
The suspect reportedly walked into the store and pointed a handgun at two employees. At one point, the suspect even went so far as to cock the hammer back on the handgun.
The suspect allegedly made off with several hundred dollars in cash and fled the area on foot.
The victims called 911 and alerted the Englewood Police Department, which quickly sent officers to the scene. Police canvassed the area in search of the suspect, but they could not find him.
Englewood NJ police investigated the robbery and looked at video surveillance footage showing the theft being committed.
Englewood investigators received tips from the community and eventually identified and apprehended the suspect.
The suspect is reportedly an ex-con with a prior conviction on murder charges out of New York City almost three decades ago. He now faces criminal charges for armed robbery.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of robbery, he would be in store for severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, a person who commits a theft while using a deadly weapon like a gun or knife can be charged with a first degree felony. A conviction on first degree armed robbery charges could lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility on a $250K bail amount, with no 10-percent cash option available.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Convicted Murderer Robs Englewood Liquor Store, Cops Say.”