Hoboken police seeking public’s help to identify armed robbery suspect

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The Hoboken Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify an armed robbery suspect that held up a convenience store at gun point back in April.

Photo courtesy of the Hoboken Police Department.
Photo courtesy of the Hoboken Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Hoboken police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on April 25 at the Prime Time convenience store, located at 305 Willow Ave., at 3:58 a.m., according to Police Det. Sgt. Edgardo Cruz.

The suspect is described as being a black male between the ages of 40 and 45 with a goatee, weighing around 300 to 350 pounds and standing 6-feet tall, authorities said.

The suspect is seen in surveillance footage wearing a dark blue New York Yankees fitted baseball cap with a gold sticker on top of brim, a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt over a long gray tee-shirt, black track pants with two gray stripes down the outside of the legs and black sneakers, officials said.

Giving a summation of the robbery, police said the suspect was seen casually picking out items and placing them on the counter.

After placing an item on the counter, he then produces a semi-automatic handgun, which was black with a silver barrel breach, from the right pocket and points the gun sideways at the store clerk, police said.

Also during the robbery, the suspect is seen holding a cell phone in his left hand and up to his ear as if he was talking to someone. He ultimately ended up exiting the store with $2,300 in cash.

Anyone with any information is asked to please contact Det. Vito Gigante at gigantev@hobokenpd.org, Det. Vince Lombardi at lombardiv@hobokenpd.org or call 201-420-2108 and leave any information you may have regarding the robbery.