Clifton NJ police are trying to find a man who allegedly committed an armed robbery at a local 7-Eleven store.
According to Clifton law enforcement, the theft incident went down around 1:02 a.m. The suspect allegedly entered the 7-Eleven convenience store on Main Avenue in Clifton and approached a cashier inside the store.
The suspect was reportedly flashing a knife while committing the theft. At one point, he allegedly ordered the store employee to open the cash register and hand over money. At another point during the robbery, the suspect allegedly used the knife to slash the cashier.
The suspect managed to get an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and then exited the 7-Eleven.
Clifton NJ police are currently investigating the robbery, but investigators have yet to identify the suspect. The suspect is described as a man in his 20s and with a medium build.
If Clifton New Jersey investigators can eventually determine the identity of the suspect, he would probably be subject to severe criminal penalties in conjunction with criminal charges for armed robbery, theft of movable property, aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 stipulates that anyone who uses a deadly weapon like a handgun or a knife while committing a theft can be charged with a first degree crime. A conviction on first degree armed robbery charges could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
The Clifton Police Department is asking that members of the public with information about the suspect or the theft incident reach out to investigators at 973-470-5908.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Clifton 7-Eleven Robbed at Knifepoint, Cashier Injured, Cops Say.”