UPDATE: Two Armed Robberies in Morris County Under Investigation

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr., Chief Christopher F. Cannizzo of the East Hanover Police Department, and Chief David N. Stokoe of the Randolph Police Department announce an active investigation into a series of armed robberies that occurred on Jan. 10th in Morris County.

According to authorities, at approximately 12:13 a.m., law enforcement officers were dispatched to the Exxon Gas Station, located on Route 10 East in East Hanover, on a report of an armed robbery.

The gas station clerk reported that while he was counting cash, a man entered the store carrying a handgun and demanded money. The clerk dropped the money on the ground, which was picked up by the man. The man left the store with the cash and fled on foot.

Police described the assailant as a black male, thin build, approximately 20- to-25 years old, carrying a black handgun. He was wearing black pants, a black and white top, grey hoodie sweatshirt, gloves and a ski mask.

Officials say at approximately 1:36 a.m., law enforcement officers were dispatched to the 7-11 store, located on South Salem Street in Randolph, on a report of an armed robbery.

The store clerk reported that he was working at the counter when a man entered the store, showed a black handgun, and demanded money. After the clerk provided cash to the man, the man left the store with the cash and fled on foot.

Police described the assailant in this incident as a black male, thin build, carrying a black handgun. He was wearing black pants with a white checkered pattern on the legs, a grey hoodie sweatshirt, black gloves, and a ski mask.

Numerous law enforcement agencies are currently investigating this incident, including the East Hanover Police Department, the Randolph Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information about this incident, including the identity of this assailant, is asked to call the East Hanover Police Department at 973-887-0432, Randolph Police Department at 973- 989-7000, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, or Crimestoppers at 973-267-2255 or www.copcall.org.
Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at pressinquiry@co.morris.nj.us or 973-829-8159.