Linden New Jersey Armed Robbery SuspectLinden NJ police are on the lookout for a man accused of committing an armed robbery at a local store.

According to law enforcement, the suspect entered the Linden Stationary store located on West Street near Georgia Avenue and pointed a weapon at the clerk. The robbery occurred around 6:00 p.m.

The suspect reportedly entered the store and walked around for a few minutes before removing a handgun from his waistband and ordering the store worker to open the cash register.

After the worker complied, the suspect allegedly went behind the counter and grabbed an unspecified amount of cash. He then exited the store and ran away.

Linden NJ police officers were dispatched to the scene to investigate. The store worker gave police a detailed description of the suspect. The suspect is reportedly a male in his late teens or early 20s who was wearing a camouflage hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

Linden police recently released a photograph of the suspect taken from surveillance video footage.

If the suspect is identified and captured, he would likely face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, a theft offense carried out by someone armed with a deadly weapon like a handgun can be classified as a first degree crime. A conviction on first degree armed robbery charges could lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.

Anyone who has information about the armed robbery or the suspect should get in touch with Linden detectives at 908-474-8542.

To learn more about this case, check out the article entitled “Have You Seen This Man? Police Searching for Gunman Who Robbed Linden Store.”