Englewood NJ Men Accused of Armed Robbery Attempts, One Suspect Arrested
Police in Englewood NJ arrested a local man accused of trying to rob two stores.
According to police, the 18-year-old suspect and another man entered the 7-Eleven on Tenafly Road and told the clerks that they planned to rob the store. Additionally, the suspects allegedly suggested that they were armed with weapons.
According to the clerks and several customers in the store, the suspects were wearing masks during the robbery attempt.
When another customer walked into the 7-Eleven, the suspects reportedly got nervous and fled the store.
A short time later, the suspects allegedly entered a nearby B&M Jewelry store and tried to commit another robbery. The storeowner refused to give the suspects any cash and pressed a panic button to alert the police. At that point, the suspects ran away.
Englewood police investigated both incidents. Workers from the 7-Eleven and the jewelry store provided officers with descriptions of the suspects. Police obtained security camera footage which reportedly showed the suspects during the incidents.
A number of detectives and patrol officers canvassed the area and quickly found the 18-year-old suspect; he was reportedly loitering at a Wendy’s on Nathaniel Place. Officers placed the suspect under arrest without incident.
The arresting officers reportedly found a mask in the suspect’s possession. However, officers did not find any weapons.
After being arrested, the suspect was charged with two counts of armed robbery. He was later transported to the Bergen County Jail, where he was being held on a $300,000 bail amount.
Englewood NJ police are still searching for the other suspect in the alleged robbery attempts.
For additional information, check out NJ.com article entitled “Nervous Robber Caught After Targeting Two Englewood Stores, Police Say.”