Police are investigating the recent robbery of a man who was walking to his parked car in Clifton, New Jersey.
According to law enforcement, the theft incident occurred around 12:15 a.m. The victim s motor vehicle was parked near Courtside Pub on Center Street in Clifton, NJ.
The suspects allegedly approached the victim and held him up at gunpoint. At one point during the robbery, one of the suspects reportedly held the handgun to the victim s head and demanded that he hand over his wallet and his car keys.
The suspects then allegedly got into the victim s car and drove off.
Thankfully, the victim, a 27-year-old man from Lodi, NJ, was not injured during the robbery. He spoke with Clifton police and reported the theft.
At this time, Clifton NJ police have not released descriptions of the suspects. They were reportedly wearing masks to conceal their faces during the robbery.
If Clifton investigators can eventually determine the identities of the suspects, it is likely that the culprits would be charged with armed robbery. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who uses a deadly weapon such as a handgun or a knife to commit a theft can be charged with a first degree felony and potentially sentenced to 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
The Clifton Police Department has asked that anyone who has information about the suspects or the violent theft incident contact detectives at 973-470-5908.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Man Had Gun Held to His Head during Clifton Robbery, Cops Say.”