Officer Jason Ferreira responded to the Exxon on the Run located at the intersection of Parsippany Boulevard and Route 46 to investigate a report of a robbery that had occurred, at 1:20 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26.
Upon his arrival, the store clerk stated to Officer Ferreira that a white female in her mid-twenties with long blonde hair wearing a black jacket and black pants entered the store and was shopping for approximately fifteen minutes. While she was shopping, the clerk saw her taking candy off of the shelf and concealing it.
She then walked up to the counter and placed numerous other items of candy on the counter and handed the clerk a twenty dollar bill. The clerk then advised her that he had seen her concealing candy. The woman then reached over the counter and began hitting the clerk before grabbing the twenty dollar bill and ripping it in half as she pulled away and ran from the store to a vehicle that was parked outside. The vehicle was described as a four door silver Nissan.
The vehicle left the scene and drove away on Route 46 traveling east. Parsippany Police Officers canvassing the area located the vehicle less than an hour later parked in the lot of the Days Inn located at 3159 Route 46.
Ms. Stevie Verbesky, 27, of Mount Arlington who was staying at the hotel was located a short time later and placed under arrest.
She was transported to Parsippany Police Headquarters where she was charged with Robbery. She is currently being held in the Morris County Jail in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.
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