Teaneck NJ Police Search for Suspect in Armed Robbery of Gas Station
According to police, the suspect entered the Exxon gas station sometime after 8:00 p.m. and approached an attendant. The suspect reportedly brandished a knife as he threatened the attendant and demanded cash.
The attendant reportedly gave the suspect roughly $160 in cash. The suspect then allegedly ran away from the station and fled the scene.
Police officers were called to the scene a short time later. However, Bergen County Police Department K-9 officers were unable to find the suspect when they searched the area.
Police released a description of the suspect. He is described as a white male who is balding and heavyset. He appeared to be in his 40s. Witnesses also told police that the suspect was wearing a dark sweatshirt and obscuring his face during the robbery.
Teaneck police are currently investigating the alleged robbery. According to police, officers have been reviewing surveillance video taken from the gas station around the time of the incident.
If police are eventually able to identify and capture the suspect, he could be subject to significant penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 classifies robbery as a first degree felony when the offender uses a knife, a gun, or any other deadly weapon. A conviction on first degree armed robbery charges can potentially result in a sentence of 10–20 years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Police: Man Threatens Attendant, Robs Teaneck Gas Station.”