Police Nab Man Who Allegedly Robbed Two Businesses in Elmwood Park, New Jersey
A man from Elmwood Park NJ who allegedly committed armed robberies at two local stores was recently captured by law enforcement in Florida.
The first robbery was committed on Christmas Eve 2015 at a Subway sandwich shop in Elmwood Park, NJ. The suspect reportedly walked into the building, approached a female employee, and pointed a black semiautomatic handgun at the worker. The suspect allegedly demanded that the store worker give him cash from the register. After getting $517, the suspect allegedly ran out of the Subway sandwich shop and fled the scene on foot.
The second armed robbery was committed on New Year’s Day 2016 at a Delta Gas Station in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. The suspect allegedly held up a gas station attendant and threatened to shoot the worker if he did not hand over money. The suspect reportedly got away with $306.
Detectives with the Elmwood Park Police Department looked into both thefts and eventually linked the suspect to the robberies.
The 35-year-old suspect was finally apprehended in Bradenton, Florida, months after being identified as the likely culprit in the Elmwood Park robberies.
The suspect, who has a residence in Elmwood Park, NJ, faces criminal charges for armed robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
It is expected that the suspect will soon be extradited back to New Jersey to answer for the robbery charges.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Charged with Elmwood Park Armed Holdups Arrested in Florida.”