Elmwood Park NJ Police Look for Man Who Held Up Local Subway Sandwich Store
Police in Elmwood Park, New Jersey are trying to find a man accused of robbing a local Subway sandwich shop.
The theft incident happened around 8:00 p.m. According to Elmwood Park police, the suspect committed the armed robbery at the Subway store located on Boulevard in Elmwood Park, New Jersey.
The suspect wore a black ski mask and black hoodie in order to conceal his identity when he entered the fast food restaurant.
Once inside the Subway sandwich shop, the suspect reportedly quickly moved toward the 21-year-old female cashier and showed her a black semiautomatic handgun. He then allegedly ordered the store worker to give him the money in the store’s register.
After allegedly getting $515 from the register, the suspect ran out of the Subway store and fled the area on foot.
The frightened store worker immediately dialed 911 and called the Elmwood Park Police Department, which sent officers to the store. Thankfully, the victim was uninjured as a result of the theft incident.
The victim spoke with police and gave officers a description of the suspect, who is said to stand approximately 5-feet-11-inches tall. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit later tracked down the suspect in an area near the Parkway diner, but he was able to get away from police and avoid capture.
If authorities are eventually able to identify and apprehend the suspect, he would probably be subject to significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who commits a theft while used a deadly weapon like a handgun or knife can be charged with a first degree crime. A conviction on first degree armed robbery charges could lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
The Elmwood Park Police Department is asking that the public help with the investigation. Any members of the public who have information about the suspect or the armed robbery should reach out to Elmwood Park NJ investigators at 201-796-0700.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Police Looking for Robber Who Held up Subway in Elmwood Park.”