Teaneck New Jersey police have asked for the public’s assistance with an investigation of an armed robbery at a local 7-Eleven convenience store.
According to authorities, a man walked into the 7-Eleven located on Teaneck Road around 11:00 p.m., jumped over the counter, and held up the cashier.
The suspect concealed his face during the robbery by wearing a mask. He reportedly held a “large handgun” and pointed the weapon at the head of the store employee.
While brandishing the handgun, the suspect allegedly instructed the worker to open the store’s cash drawer and hand over the cash inside.
The store employee, in addition to another worker, was too frightened to recall how to open the cash drawer, so the suspect allegedly pulled the drawer away from the register and exited the store.
Now the Teaneck Police Department is released surveillance images of the suspect committing the theft. Law enforcement hopes that the images will aid in the investigation.
If police can eventually identify and locate the suspect, he would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, a person who commits a theft while using a deadly weapon such as a handgun or a knife can be charged with a first degree criminal offense. A conviction on first degree armed robbery charges could lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Cops Seek Bandit Who Held Gun to Cashier’s Head in Teaneck.”