A Pennsylvania man has been charged with first-degree robbery and related weapons charges stemming from his involvement in a Linden convenience store robbery in December of 2017.
According to police, Ibin Bryant, 32, of Glen Lyon, PA, allegedly entered the 7-Eleven store on the 2300 block of E. Edgar Rd just before 10:00 a.m. on December 2, 2017.
Bryant approached the front counter, handed a note to the clerk demanding she open the register, and removed what appeared to be a black handgun from his pocket.
The clerk, a 20-year-old woman from Elizabeth, was not hurt during the incident.
Bryant was subsequently identified as a suspect, and a nearly three-year investigation by the Linden Police Detective Bureau resulted in the charges.
“Every case, even a seemingly simple one, requires an incredible amount of work behind the scenes before charges can be filed,” Linden Police Chief David Hart said. “Our Detectives push forward day-after-day to stop these violent offenders; I am very proud of their work, and cases like this truly showcase their commitment to protecting our community.”
Bryant, who is already in custody on unrelated charges, was served with the charges on August 25.