Mahwah Police Looking for Robbery Suspect Who Held Gun to CVS Store Manager’s Head
By Travis Tormey posted in Theft Offenses on Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Earlier this month, a man held a Mahwah CVS store manager at gunpoint near the New York State border before fleeing with a bag of cash.
According to Mahwah police, the suspect entered the store around 9:30 PM on Independence Day and asked the manager for help with a heating pad. When the manager approached, the suspect pulled a handgun that had been concealed in his waistband and held it to the manager’s head.
The suspect forced the manager to the front of the store, where he ordered another employee to empty the cash register. Eventually, the suspect left the store with an undisclosed sum of money stuffed in a green and white bag.
Once in the store parking lot, the suspect got into what witnesses describe as a white or light silver Chevrolet, most likely a Corsica or a Lumina. The suspect then drove down Fox Lane toward Suffern, New York.
Witnesses describe the suspect as a tall black male who weighs between 220 and 240 pounds. At the time of the robbery, the suspect’s hair was tied back in a pony tail and he wore a white warm-up outfit with dark stripes.
Mahwah police are also looking for a heavyset white female who was “acting suspiciously” in the store about a half hour before the robbery.
Surveillance video in the store captured images of the two suspects.
In New Jersey, the penalties for robbery are codified in N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. According to the statute, robbery may be classified as a first degree felony if the actor used a deadly weapon during the robbery. As a result, if caught and convicted, the man who committed the CVS robbery could be sentenced to up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Anyone with information about the suspects or the robbery is urged to contact Mahwah police at (201) 529-1000.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Man Robbed Mahwah CVS, Put Gun to Manager’s Head, Police Say.“