Newark New Jersey police recently arrested a local woman accused of robbing a Subway restaurant.
The theft incident reportedly occurred shortly after the store, located on Ferry Street in Newark, opened for the morning. The suspect is said to have walked into the store and approached the on-duty clerk.
The suspect allegedly brandished a knife as she ordered the store worker to hand over cash from the register. The clerk refused to give the suspect any money, prompting the suspect to reportedly grab a tip jar from the store counter.
The suspect ran out of the Subway sandwich store and fled the area on foot.
The Subway clerk dialed 911 and alerted local police. Newark police officers arrived at the scene a short time later and canvassed the area. Police eventually located the suspect and placed her under arrest.
The 26-year-old suspect, who lives in Newark NJ, faces criminal charges for robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon.
Detectives with the Newark Police Department are actively investigating the robbery, so it is possible that more charges could be forthcoming.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the robbery charges, she would be subject to significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who commits a theft while using a deadly weapon such as a handgun or a knife can be charged with a first degree felony. A conviction for first degree armed robbery could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Newark Police Arrest Woman Who Allegedly Robbed Subway Restaurant.”