Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Paul Philipps, and Rockaway Township Police Chief Walt Ardin, Jr. announce an active investigation into multiple armed robberies that occurred early this morning in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey and Rockaway Township, New Jersey.
On Friday, 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 Inn & Suites, located at 3535 Route 46, at Cherry Hill Road.
The individual 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 Best Western Rockaway Hotel, 14 Green Pond Road, Rockaway Township. The individual 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.
Anyone with information about this incident, including the identity of this suspect, is asked to 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.