Deliveryman Escapes Robbers, Crashes Car in Saddle Brook NJ
By Travis Tormey posted in Theft Offenses on Saturday, September 21, 2013
A 61-year-old Chinese deliveryman evaded a trio of teen robbers when he hit the gas on his car and collided with several other parked cars in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
According to Saddle Brook police, three (3) teenagers attempted to rob the victim on Alberta Drive. The victim, who lives in Jersey City, was delivering a telephone order of alcohol and soda for Nice Food.
While making his delivery, the three (3) robbers approached his vehicle and tried to give him counterfeit cash for the alcohol. When the victim refused and handed the cash back to the robbers, one of them pulled out a small handgun and hit the victim in the head.
In an attempt to flee, the victim stepped on the accelerator and crashed his car into several nearby vehicles. Thankfully, the victim escaped injury and the damage caused to the other vehicles was minimal.
Saddle Brook police, Fair Lawn police, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the attempted robbery and searching for the suspects.
In New Jersey, robbery is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. According to the statute, robbery can be classified as a first degree felony if the actor used a deadly weapon during the robbery. Since one of the robbers allegedly used a handgun during the attempted robbery, the suspects could be charged with first degree robbery. If caught and convicted, the suspects could each face up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information, see the CliffviewPilot.com article entitled “Chinese Deliveryman Tries to Flee Saddle Brook Robbers, Smashes Parked Cars.“