Police in Hillsdale NJ recently arrested a suspect in an armed robbery that was allegedly committed by a Washington Township man.
According to Bergen County authorities, the suspect committed the robbery at Wilkes Delicatessen in Hillsdale, New Jersey.
The suspect allegedly committed the robbery at gunpoint, carrying a handgun and flashing it at the 60-year-old store clerk as he ordered the clerk to give him cash from a store register. Once the suspect had more than $100 in cash, he reportedly ran out of the restaurant and fled the area on foot.
Although the suspect reportedly used a Halloween mask to cover his face during the robbery, the clerk was able to provide a detailed description that led to law enforcement being able to identify and apprehend the suspect. Several law enforcement agencies assisted with the investigation, including police departments in Hillsdale, Washington Township, Emerson, and Westwood.
When Hillsdale NJ police arrested the suspect, they allegedly discovered him in possession of the stolen cash, the illegal handgun, and the Halloween mask.
The suspect, a 21-year-old male who resides in Washington Township NJ, has been charged with armed robbery under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, as well as multiple weapons offenses. If the suspect is ultimately convicted of armed robbery, he could be sentenced to 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was sent to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He is being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $25,000 bail.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Masked 21-Year-Old Robs Deli at Gunpoint, Police Say.”