Englewood NJ Police Arrest Man Accused of Trying to Rob 7-Eleven, Jewelry Store
Englewood NJ police arrested a local man who allegedly tried to rob two stores.
According to authorities, the 18-year-old suspect and another man walked into the 7-Eleven on Tenafly Road and announced that they intended to rob the store. The suspects also allegedly implied that they were armed with weapons. According to witnesses, the suspects wore masks during the incident.
At the time of the alleged robbery attempt, there were a number of customers and clerks in the store. When another customer entered the store, the suspects reportedly got nervous and decided to abandon the robbery attempt.
Sometime later, the suspects allegedly walked into a nearby B&M Jewelry store and again tried to commit a robbery. The storeowner, emboldened because he was protected by a plexiglass barrier, refused to give the suspects any cash.
When the owner pressed a panic button, the suspects got scared and ran away.
Police investigated both incidents and quickly determined that the same suspects had targeted both stores. Workers from both stores provided descriptions of the suspects. Additionally, police obtained security camera footage which allegedly showed the suspects during the robbery attempts.
Englewood detectives and patrol officers canvassed the area and soon located the 18-year-old suspect at a Wendy’s on Nathaniel Place. Officers arrested the suspect without incident. According to police, the suspect had the mask in his possession. However, police did not find a weapon on the suspect.
The suspect has been charged with two counts of armed robbery. He is currently being held at the Bergen County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bail.
Englewood police are still looking for the other suspect.
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Nervous Robber Caught After Targeting Two Englewood Stores, Police Say.”