Nutley New Jersey police are searching for a man accused of robbing a local convenience store.
According to law enforcement, the suspect entered a convenience store located on Centre Street in Nutley, New Jersey. The suspect then approached the store clerk and demanded that the clerk hand over cash.
At one point during the alleged robbery, the suspect told the clerk, “I don’t want to hurt you.”
Although the suspect never showed a weapon such as a firearm, he reportedly kept his hand in his jacket pocket throughout the theft.
The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Witnesses were able to provide police with a description of the suspect. The suspect is described as a white male between the ages of 18 and 25. The suspect stands approximately 5-feet-4-inches tall. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a tan jacket, blue jeans, a dark cap, and brown boots. His face was covered by a mask.
The Nutley Police Department is actively investigating the robbery. Shortly after the robbery, police traced the suspect’s footprints from the convenience store to Union Avenue. At that point, the trail went cold.
If police are eventually able to identify and locate the suspect, serious criminal charges would likely follow. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery committed with a deadly weapon is classified as a first degree felony. In this case, the suspect could face first degree robbery charges if it is determined that he held a weapon in his pocket during the theft.
Nutley police have asked for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information about the alleged theft or the suspect is asked to contact investigators at 973-284-4940.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Nutley Police Seeking Help Identifying Convenience Store Robber.”