$5K Offered for Info on Armed Robbery of Kenilworth Dunkin’ Donuts
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • 4:11pm
KENILWORTH, NJ — Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Oct. 23 that the Union County Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in connection with the armed robbery of a Kenilworth Dunkin' Donuts Oct. 15.
The robbery took place at approximately 12:40 a.m. that day inside the store at the intersection of Boulevard and North Michigan Avenue, according to Kenilworth Police Department Detective Sergeant Jim Grady, who is investigating the case. A man described as Hispanic, estimated to be in his mid-20s, standing about 5-foot-5 with a husky build, entered the shop, brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and directed a male and a female employee to the back of the store, where he ordered them to open a safe.
When the employees were unable to open the safe, the suspect reportedly directed them back to the front of the store and held a gun to the female employee’s head while ordering the male employee to put money from the cash registers into a bag. Grady said that the suspect also pointed the gun at a customer when that person attempted to call 911.
The suspect exited the store, ran east down Boulevard to an area between two buildings about 50 yards away and entered a white four-door vehicle with black rims and tinted windows that had been parked there. The vehicle sped away.
At the time of the robbery, the suspect was reportedly wearing a dark pullover, blue jeans, boots and a black-and-yellow baseball cap.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Union County Crime Stoppers by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477), via text message by texting “UCTIP” and a message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.uctip.org. Grady also may be reached at 908-276-5001. All tips may be given anonymously.