Police in Clifton NJ are searching for two suspects who allegedly robbed a local man at gunpoint.
According to authorities, the 45-year-old victim was walking along Arthur Street in Clifton, New Jersey around 10:40 p.m. when he was attacked. The two suspects allegedly approached the victim and ordered him to hand over his belongings.
The victim later told police that one of the suspects was brandishing a handgun.
After getting the victim s wallet, the suspects reportedly got into a motor vehicle and fled the scene.
Thankfully, the victim was uninjured in the robbery.
The Clifton Police Department is actively investigating the theft incident. At this time, investigators were unable to provide a description of the suspects or their getaway vehicle.
Clifton police are also investigating a recent carjacking attempt by two men. According to law enforcement, the two suspects forcibly entered a vehicle on December 22, ordered the 28-year-old driver to exit the car, and then got out when the woman fought back.
If police are eventually able to catch suspects in either case, it is likely that serious criminal charges could follow. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is classified as a first degree felony when the culprit uses a deadly weapon such as a handgun or knife. A conviction on first degree robbery charges could lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Clifton police are asking for the public s help with the investigation into both robberies. Anyone who has information about either theft incident or the suspects should contact Clifton NJ investigators at 973-470-5908.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Clifton Man Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Say.“