Englewood NJ Police Arrest Suspect Accused of Robbing Local Liquor Store
Police in Englewood NJ recently arrested a man accused of committing an armed robbery at a local liquor store.
The theft was committed at Wildes Liquors, which is located at 228 West Englewood Avenue in Englewood, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the suspect robbed liquor store employees at gunpoint.
The suspect allegedly entered the store and aimed a handgun at two employees. At one point, the suspect reportedly cocked the hammer back on the gun.
The suspect then allegedly stole several hundred dollars in cash before running out of the liquor store and fleeing the scene on foot.
The victims dialed 911 and notified the Englewood Police Department, which dispatched officers to the scene within minutes. Although police canvassed the area in search of the suspect, they were unable to find him.
Englewood police investigated the robbery and reviewed video surveillance footage showing the theft being committed. The suspect was wearing “distinctive” shoes and a Northface coat.
Over the next few days, investigators received tips from the community and were ultimately able to identify and apprehend the suspect.
The suspect is said to be an ex-con who was convicted on murder charges out of New York City nearly three decades ago. He has now been charged with armed robbery.
If the suspect is convicted of robbery, he would be subject to severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who commits a theft while using a deadly weapon like a handgun or a knife can be charged with a first degree crime. A conviction for first degree armed robbery could lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $250,000 bail, with no 10-percent cash option for posting the bail amount.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Convicted Murderer Robs Englewood Liquor Store, Cops Say.”