Clifton NJ police are on the lookout for a man accused of committing violent robbery.
The theft incident is said to have happened around 11:15 p.m. According to Clifton officials, the victim was walking on Madison Avenue in Clifton New Jersey when the suspect moved toward him. The suspect allegedly used his fists to hit the 22-year-old victim across the side of the head. The suspect then allegedly restrained the victim on the ground and stole a number of personal items from him.
Afterwards, the suspect reportedly ran away and fled the scene on foot.
The victim then dialed 911 and notified the Clifton Police Department. The victim was able to provide police with a description of his attacker. The suspect is described as a male in his 30s.
Clifton NJ investigators have not yet identified a suspect in the case.
If police are able to figure out who the mugger was, he would probably face criminal charges for robbery and aggravated assault.
A conviction on the most serious robbery charges could lead to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who inflicts serious bodily injury on another person while committing a theft can be charged with a first degree felony. A conviction for first degree robbery 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, “Man Punched, Robbed While Walking in Clifton, Cops Say.”