MORRIS PLAINS BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – The New Jersey State Police and the Morris Plains Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a suspect wanted for allegedly scamming and robbing a victim in Morris Plains Borough.
On October 21, at around 5:15 p.m., the suspect called the victim pretending to be a New York prosecutor and advised that a family member had been in a car accident with a pregnant woman, state police said.
The suspect stated that the family member needed cash for bail money and instructed the victim to meet him at the Morris Plains Municipal Building with the cash, state police said.
The suspect later changed the meeting location to the Dunkin Donuts located on Speedwell Avenue in Morris Plains. When they met, the suspect took the cash and brandished a firearm that he was wearing on the inside of his jacket before fleeing, state police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers at 973-267-2255 or email at www.copcall.org. Anonymous tips are welcome.