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Man who robbed Five Guys restaurant at knifepoint arrested

EAST HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A 38-year-old Irvington man was arrested Friday on charges he robbed The Five Guys Burgers restaurant in East Haonver Twp., according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and East Hanover Township Chief of Police Christopher F. Cannizzo.

Alteriek F. Scott is charged with first-degree robbery, third-degree aggravated assault, third-degree theft, fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and third-degree certain persons not to have weapons.

On August 12, the East Hanover Police Department investigated an armed robbery at The Five Guys Burgers, located at 240 Rt. 10 in East Hanover, which happened just after closing, Knapp said.

Scott entered the business and allegedly threatened the employees with a knife. He then fled the scene with cash in excess of $500.00, Knapp said.

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 in Irvington without incident, Knapp said.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook