Hackensack NJ Police Investigate Reported Robbery at CVS Pharmacy
According to police, the suspect entered the CVS on Main Street in Hackensack, NJ. Witnesses indicated that the suspect was in possession of a 12-inch knife when he walked up to a cashier inside the pharmacy.
The Hackensack police director said that the suspect got an unknown amount of cash from the cashier and then ran out of the store. The suspect reportedly fled the scene on foot.
Hackensack police are currently investigating the incident. Police believe that this alleged robbery is similar to a number of other recent robberies in South Hackensack, NJ. However, authorities have not officially linked the incidents.
Hackensack NJ police has released a description of the suspect. He is described as a white male with reddish-brown hair and a mustache. According to witnesses, the suspect was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a backpack at the time of the alleged robbery.
If police are able to identify and apprehend 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 deadly weapon like a knife or a gun.
Hackensack police have asked that anyone who has information about the suspect or the incident please get in touch with investigators at 201-646-7777.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Man Robbed Hackensack CVS with 12-Inch Knife, Police Say.”