May 9, 2014 at 9:50 PM
MONTVILLE, NJ - Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Paul Philipps, and Rockaway Township Police Chief Walt Ardin announce an active investigation into multiple armed robberies that occurred early this morning in Parsippany-Troy Hills and Rockaway Township.
According to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, on May 9 at approximately 12:47 a.m., the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department received a 911 call regarding an armed robbery at the Marriott Fairfield Suites, located on US Highway 46 in Parsippany. The actor involved in this armed robbery has been described as a black male, wearing a black knit hat, a dark grey jacket and grey pants. This actor is said to have entered the lobby and robbed an employee at gun point.
Later that morning, at approximately 1:24 a.m., the Rockaway Township Police Department received a 911 call regarding an armed robbery at the Rockaway Hotel, located on Green Pond Road in Rockaway Township. The actor involved in this armed robbery was reported to have entered the lobby and traveled behind the front desk, where he stole a sum of money from the register. During the course of this armed robbery, the suspect was armed with a handgun.
Law enforcement authorities have been able to collect video surveillance footage from each of these incidents. A review of this footage reveals that both robberies appear to have been committed by the same actor.
Numerous law enforcement agencies have been involved with this on-going investigation, including the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, the Rockaway Township Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.
The Prosecutor's Office requests that anyone with information about this incident, including the identity of this suspect, should call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-6200, the Parsippany-Troy Hill Police Department at 973-263-4300, the Rockaway Township Police Department at 973-625-4000 or Crimestoppers at 973-267-2255.