Police officials in Linden announced the arrest of the suspect in an alleged robbery.
According to Police, Travis Price, 29, of Linden, has been arrested and is charged with robbery for his alleged role in the robbery of a local drugstore.
Police said that on November 16, 2021, at about 5:00 p.m., Officers responded to Park Drugs, 1732 E. St. Georges Ave, on a reported armed robbery.
According to officials, the suspect reportedly entered the pharmacy wearing a facemask, walked behind the counter, and while pointing a knife at an employee, demanded money from the cash register.
Police said that he allegedly took approximately $800.00 in cash before running out of the store before Police arrived.
A subsequent three-month investigation led by the Linden Police Department Detective Bureau identified Price as the suspect.
According to police officials, Price is charged with robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and weapons possession.
Police officials said that he surrendered to Police at Linden Police Headquarters on Thursday, February 17, and was committed to the Union County Jail pending a scheduled appearance in Superior Court.
“I am very proud of the investigative work that led to this arrest,” Police Chief David Hart said.
“Reducing violent crime remains our top priority, and this case is a testament to our commitment to thoroughly and completely investigate these cases regardless of how long it takes.”
These criminal charges are mere accusations. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.