Newark NJ police recently apprehended a local woman who allegedly robbed a Subway store.
The theft incident is said to have happened just a short time after the store, which is located on Ferry Street in Newark, opened for the day. The suspect reportedly entered the store and walked up to the on-duty clerk.
The suspect was allegedly brandishing a knife as she demanded that the store employee hand over cash from the store register. The clerk refused, reportedly prompting the suspect to grab a tip jar from the counter.
The suspect then allegedly ran out of the store and fled the scene on foot.
The Subway clerk contacted the Newark Police Department, which dispatched officers to the scene. When Newark NJ police officers showed up, they canvassed the area and quickly located the suspect.
The 26-year-old suspect, who resides in Newark, was arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon.
Newark Police Department detectives are still investigating the robbery, so the suspect could potentially face additional charges.
If the suspect is convicted on the very serious robbery charges, she would face severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone caught committing a theft while using a deadly weapon like a handgun or a knife can be charged with 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.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Newark Police Arrest Woman Who Allegedly Robbed Subway Restaurant.”