Montclair NJ police recently arrested two men accused of committing an armed robbery at a local gas station.
The robbery occurred on June 11, 2016. According to law enforcement, the suspects physically assaulted and then robbed a gas station attendant at a Delta Gas Station located on Harrison Avenue in Montclair, New Jersey.
The suspects allegedly approached the victim, grabbed him by the throat, and threatened to shoot him with a handgun. After violently attacking the victim, the suspects allegedly grabbed $1,000 in cash from his pocket and then fled the scene.
Thankfully, the gas station attendant did not suffer any serious injuries in the attack.
Afterwards, the Montclair Police Department and the Bloomfield Police Department investigated the theft incident.
Now Montclair police officers have located and arrested the suspects. The suspects include a 53-year-old man from Newark NJ and a 41-year-old man from Elizabeth, NJ. They have been charged with robbery and aggravated assault.
If the suspects are convicted on the most serious charges of armed robbery, they would be subject to significant 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 lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “2 Arrested in Violent Montclair Gas Station Robbery.”