Englewood NJ Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Jackson Hole Diner
Police who are investigating an armed robbery at an Englewood NJ diner believe that it may have been an “inside job” committed by someone who works at the restaurant.
The robbery occurred at the Jackson Hole diner, which is located at 362 Grand Avenue in Englewood, New Jersey.
Sometime shortly after 12:45 a.m., one of the restaurant’s owners left the diner. As the victim exited the building, the suspect approached him.
The suspect was wearing all-black clothing. He was later described as a Latino male in his 20s and standing 5-feet-7-inches tall.
According to authorities, the suspect was armed with a handgun when he walked up to the victim. He allegedly demanded that the victim hand over an undisclosed amount of cash.
After the victim gave the suspect some money, the suspect reportedly ran away and fled the scene on foot.
At this time, investigators believe that the robbery may have been an “inside job.” That’s because the suspect seemed to know when the diner closed for the night, as well as the procedures for closing the restaurant and moving cash from the business.
If the suspect is caught, he would face significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who commits a theft while brandishing a deadly weapon like a handgun can be charged with a first degree crime. A conviction for first degree armed robbery could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Englewood NJ police are asking the public for assistance in the investigation. Anyone with useful information should call the Englewood Police Department CrimeStoppers tip line at 844-466-6789. Anyone who provides helpful information may be eligible for a cash reward.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Diner Robbery May Have Been ‘Inside Jon,’ Police Say.”