New Milford police officers recently arrested a Bergenfield New Jersey man accused of attempting to rob a gas station.
The suspect is a 32-year-old resident of Bergenfield, New Jersey. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect tried to rob a gas station worker at the Shell gas station on River Road in New Milford, New Jersey.
The suspect reportedly pulled into the New Milford gas station at 7:22 a.m., approached the attendant, and ordered him to hand over money.
The victim responded by refusing to give the suspect any cash. Moreover, the victim went to his booth, prompting the suspect to flee the scene in his car.
Detectives with the New Milford Police Department investigated the theft incident and were able to identify the suspect as the possible robber. Law enforcement soon located the suspect and placed him under arrest without incident.
The suspect now faces criminal charges for robbery and theft. However, the suspect has not been charged with any weapons offenses because he is not accused of using a deadly weapon during the theft.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Bergen County Man Charged in Failed Gas Station Robbery, Police Say.”