Clifton NJ police recently arrested a man accused of attempting to commit a robbery at a local station.
According to Passaic County NJ law enforcement, the break-in and theft incident occurred just before midnight at the Delta Gas station on Main Avenue in Clifton, NJ. The suspect reportedly smashed his way through a front door entrance at the gas station and then tried to steal money from the store cash register. Moreover, the suspect allegedly attempted to steal cigarette packs from the gas station.
The Clifton Police Department got a report of a break-in at the Delta Gas station and sent police officers to the scene. When police arrived at the gas station, they saw what appeared to be significant damage to the front entrance.
Once inside the gas station, Clifton NJ police officers reportedly found the suspect behind the counter. The suspect allegedly tried to convince the officers that he worked at the business, but the police officers quickly figured out that he was not an employee.
The suspect is a 21-year-old male who lives in Clifton, New Jersey. He was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged with multiple criminal offenses, including burglary, theft of movable property, and criminal mischief.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was transported to the Passaic County Jail. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a $20,000 bail amount.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Accused of Breaking into Clifton Gas Station to Steal Cash, Cigarettes.”