Newark New Jersey police recently arrested a man who allegedly committed an armed robbery at a local pharmacy.
According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect and two other men robbed the St. Peter’s Pharmacy on Ropes Place in the city’s North Ward. The suspects allegedly walked into the store around 10:00 a.m. on November 18 and stole numerous bottles of medication.
During the robbery, the suspects reportedly wore masks over their faces and brandished at least one handgun.
After stealing the bottles of medicine, the suspects allegedly left the pharmacy and drove off in a 2016 Nissan Altima that had been stolen from a rental car facility.
Newark NJ cops later saw the stolen vehicle on North 6th Street. When the police officers tried to stop the stolen car, the suspects reportedly jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot.
It wasn’t until more than a week later that Newark detectives determined the identity of one of the suspects. Members of the Newark Fugitive Apprehension Team then went to the suspect’s Newark NJ home and arrested him.
The other two suspects remain on the loose.
The suspect is a 24-year-old Newark resident. He faces criminal charges for armed robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and conspiracy.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Charged in Newark Pharmacy Armed Robbery.”