Hillsdale NJ Police Arrest Washington Township NJ Man Who Robbed Local Restaurant
Hillsdale New Jersey law enforcement recently apprehended a Washington Township NJ suspect accused of committing an armed robbery at a local restaurant.
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect held up an employee at Wilkes Delicatessen in Hillsdale, New Jersey.
The suspect allegedly brandished a handgun as he approached the 60-year-old store worker and ordered her to hand over money from the cash register. Once the suspect got around $100 in cash, he reportedly fled the scene on foot.
The suspect reportedly wore a Halloween mask over his face in an attempt to hide his identity. However, the deli employee was still able to provide police with a detailed description of the robber. The Hillsdale Police Department, Washington Township Police Department, Emerson Police Department, and Westwood Police Department worked together on an investigation into the robbery and eventually identified the suspect as the likely culprit.
Hillsdale police officers later found the suspect and placed him under arrest. While arresting the suspect, police reportedly discovered him with the stolen money, an illegal gun, and a Halloween mask.
The suspect, a 21-year-old man from Washington Township, New Jersey, has been criminally charged with armed robbery under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. If the suspect is convicted on the first degree armed robbery charges, he could be sentenced to 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison. The suspect also faces criminal charges for weapons offenses, which could lead to enhanced penalties in the case.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was ordered held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack NJ on a $25K bail amount.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Masked 21-Year-Old Robs Deli at Gunpoint, Police Say.”