Clifton NJ police are looking for two men accused of committing an armed robbery on a city street.
According to law enforcement, the 45-year-old victim was walking on Arthur Street in Clifton around 10:40 p.m. when he was accosted. The two suspects reportedly moved toward the victim and demanded that he hand over his belongings.
The victim later spoke with Clifton police and said that one of the suspects was holding a handgun during the robbery.
After obtaining the victim’s wallet, the suspects allegedly got into a car and drove away from the area.
The good news is that the victim was not hurt during the robbery.
The Clifton Police Department is currently investigating the theft incident. Investigations have yet to provide a description of the suspects or their getaway car.
Clifton NJ police are also looking into a recent carjacking attempt committed by two men. Authorities said that the two suspects forced their way into a car on December 22 and demanded that the 28-year-old driver exit the vehicle. When the woman resisted, the suspect got out of the car and fled the scene on foot.
If police can eventually identify and apprehend the suspects in either case, serious criminal charges would probably follow. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is considered a first degree criminal offense when the offender is armed with a deadly weapon like a handgun or a knife. A conviction for first degree robbery could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
Clifton police have asked for the public’s assistance with the investigation into both robberies. Anyone with information about either theft attempt should reach out to Clifton NJ investigators at 973-470-5908.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Clifton Man Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Say.”