An Elmwood Park New Jersey man who allegedly committed armed robberies at two local businesses was recently arrested in Florida.
According to authorities, the suspect used a gun to commit both robberies.
The first robbery happened on Christmas Eve 2015 at a Subway sandwich shop located on Boulevard in Elmwood Park, NJ. The suspect reportedly entered the Subway store, walked toward a female employee, and ordered her to hand over money from the register. The suspect allegedly brandished a black semiautomatic handgun and managed to get away with $517.
The second robbery happened on New Year’s Day 2016 at a Delta Gas Station located in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. The suspect reportedly approached a gas station attendant and ordered him to hand over cash. At some point during the theft, the suspect allegedly threatened to shoot the gas station worker. The suspect reportedly got $306 and then fled the area on foot.
The Elmwood Park Police Department conducted an investigation into the theft incidents and linked the same person to both armed robberies.
Law enforcement eventually found out that the suspect had fled to Bradenton, Florida in order to avoid being apprehended. The suspect was later placed under arrest by Florida police on unrelated drug crime charges, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department.
The 35-year-old suspect, who resides in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, faces serious criminal charges for armed robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in connection with the Elmwood Park robbery incidents.
The suspect will probably be extradited back to New Jersey at some point.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Charged with Elmwood Park Armed Holdups Arrested in Florida.”