Maplewood NJ police are looking for a man who robbed a 7-Eleven located on Irvington Avenue.
Someone walked into the convenience store around 2:20 a.m. on Friday and approached the cashier behind the counter. The suspect, who was concealing his face with a mask, allegedly flashed a handgun and threatened to shoot the store employee unless he handed over cash.
After getting money, the suspect allegedly exited the building and drove off in a red Jeep that was parked in the store parking lot. The suspect was last seen heading in the direction of Irvington, NJ.
Detectives with the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the theft crime and attempting to determine the suspect’s identity. If police can identify and capture the suspect, he would probably be charged with first degree armed robbery in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. A conviction on first degree armed robbery charges 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, “Masked Gunman Robs Maplewood Store.”