Suspect Arrested for Armed Robbery

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and East Hanover Township Chief of Police Christopher F. Cannizzo announce the arrest of Alteriek F. Scott, age 38, of Irvington, NJ on criminal charges stemming from an Armed Robbery.

On August 12, 2017, the East Hanover Police Department investigated an Armed Robbery at The Five Guys Burgers, located at 240 Rt. 10 in East Hanover, NJ that happened just after closing. The suspect entered the business and allegedly threatened the employees with a knife. He then fled the scene with cash in excess of $500.00.

As a result of the investigation, the suspect was identified as Alteriek F. Scott. The East Hanover Police Department, in cooperation with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Newark Police Department and Irvington Police Department arrested Scott on August 25, 2017 in Irvington, NJ without incident.

Scott is charged with Robbery, in violation of N.J.S. 2C:15-1, a crime of the first degree; Aggravated Assault, in violation of N.J.S. 2C: 12-1b(2), a crime of the third degree; Theft, in violation of N.J.S. 2C:20-3a, a crime of the third degree; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, in violation of N.J.S. 2C: 39-5d, a crime of the fourth degree; Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, in violation of N.J.S. 2C: 39-4d, a crime of the third degree; and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, in violation of N.J.S. 2C: 39-7a, a crime of the third degree. He was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until he/she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a Court of law.

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