Victim Crashes His Car While Fleeing Robbers in Saddle Brook NJ
A 61-year-old Chinese deliveryman escaped from teen robbers when he floored his car and collided with parked cars in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
According to authorities, three (3) teenagers tried to rob the victim on Alberta Drive. The victim, who resides in Jersey City, was delivering an order of alcohol and soda when he was approached by the suspects.
The three (3) suspects approached the victim’s car and attempted to but the alcohol with counterfeit money. When the victim refused the counterfeit cash, one of suspects allegedly pulled out a handgun and hit the victim across his head.
The victim then fled the attack by stepping on the accelerator. Although the victim crashed his car into several nearby vehicles, the damage caused to the other vehicles was minimal.
Saddle Brook police, Fair Lawn police, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office investigated the attempted robbery and conducted a search for the suspects.
Robbery in New Jersey is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. The statute stipulates that robbery is a first degree felony if the actor uses a deadly weapon during the robbery. Here, one of the suspects allegedly used a handgun, meaning that all of the suspects could be charged with first degree robbery. If they are caught and convicted, the suspects may each be sentenced to as many as 20 years in state prison.
To learn more about this case, read the CliffviewPilot.com article entitled “Chinese Deliveryman Tries to Flee Saddle Brook Robbers, Smashes Parked Cars.“