Convicted Murderer Accused of Committing Armed Robbery at Englewood NJ Liquor Store
Englewood New Jersey police recently apprehended a man accused of committing an armed robbery at a local liquor store.
The suspect allegedly robbed Wildes Liquors, which is located at 228 West Englewood Avenue in Englewood, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the suspect brandished a handgun during the theft.
The suspect reportedly entered the liquor store and pointed the gun at two store employees. At one point, the suspect allegedly cocked the hammer back on the handgun.
The suspect reportedly got away with several hundred dollars in cash and then attempted to flee the area on foot.
The victims dialed 911 and notified the Englewood Police Department, which quickly dispatched officers to the scene. Police officers canvassed the area for the suspect, but they could not locate him.
Englewood New Jersey police investigated the theft and obtained video surveillance footage showing the robbery being committed.
Englewood NJ investigators later got tips from the community and were able to identify and capture the suspect.
The suspect is said to be an ex-con with a prior conviction for murder out of New York City nearly three decades ago. He has now been charged with armed robbery.
If the suspect is eventually convicted on the robbery charges, he would face severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who commits a theft while using a deadly weapon such as a handgun or a knife can be charged with a first degree crime and potentially sentenced to 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of a $250K bail amount, with no 10-percent cash option available.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Convicted Murderer Robs Englewood Liquor Store, Cops Say.”