Members of the Little Falls Police Department have released surveillance images of a suspect who allegedly committed an armed robbery at a local 7-Eleven recently. They have requested the public’s assistance in identifying the man, whom Saddle Brook Police say matches the description of yet another unidentified suspect in a similar case under their jurisdiction.
The Little Falls armed robbery occurred at a 7-Eleven located on Route 23 at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Monday, June 1st. The suspect was reportedly armed with a 12 inch knife, which he used to threaten the store’s employee. After taking cash from the register, the man fled the scene in the direction of Strickland Avenue.
The suspect has been described as between 20 and 25 years old and approximately 5’6″. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, dark sweatpants, and a blue ski-type mask during the commission of the crime.
Notably, Saddle Brook Police are currently investigating a similar robbery, which occurred just one day earlier and involved a suspect with a similar description.
If a suspect is ultimately identified and apprehended, he may be charged with armed robbery, a first degree crime in New Jersey. Under the law, robbery offenses can be classified as first or second degree crimes. However, they are elevated to first degree offenses when the person is armed with a weapon or causes injury to another person during the commission of the crime.
Regardless of the specific degree of robbery charges in a given case, all of these offenses are governed under New Jersey’s No Early Release Act, which requires a convicted defendant to serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for parole.
Police have asked that anyone with information regarding the aforementioned incidents contact detectives Sergeant Steve Post or Jason Macaluso at 973-256-2411.
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