Law enforcement is looking into the robbery of a man who was walking to his motor vehicle in Clifton, NJ.
According to authorities, the scary theft incident went down around 12:15 a.m. The victim’s car was parked near Courtside Pub, which is located on Center Street in Clifton, New Jersey.
The suspects allegedly walked up to the victim and robbed him at gunpoint. During the theft, one of the suspects allegedly brandished a handgun and held the weapon to the victim’s head while demanding that he hand over cash and his car keys.
After getting the victim’s wallet and car keys, the suspects allegedly sped off in his vehicle.
Thankfully, the victim, a 27-year-old male who lives in Lodi, New Jersey, did not sustain any injuries during the robbery.
Clifton NJ police are investigating the robbery and attempting to determine the identities of the suspects. However, it has been difficult to figure out who the suspects are because they reportedly wore masks over their faces while committing the theft.
If Clifton NJ police can eventually identity and locate the suspects, they would probably face criminal charges for armed robbery. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, a person who uses a deadly weapon like a gun or a knife to commit a theft 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 NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Had Gun Held to His Head during Clifton Robbery, Cops Say.”