Morristown police arrest man suspected of knife-point robbery

Morristown police on Thursday arrested a local man suspected of assaulting and robbing a man at knife-point on Harrison Street last week.

The alleged incident was reported at 1:30 am on Dec. 7, 2013, according to Police Lt. Stuart Greer.

morristown police badgeA male caller “indicated that while walking along Harrison Street, he had been approached by an unknown male who demanded money and began to physically assault him. The victim indicated that the assailant brandished a knife and managed to take the victim’s money before fleeing on foot from the area,” the police report stated.

An investigation by Detective Teddy Jones zeroed in on Teddy Dowe, 39, as a suspect.  Police officers and detectives arrested him on Speedwell Avenue without incident.  The suspect was charged with robbery and weapons offenses and remanded to the Morris County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.

The victim was treated as Morristown Medical Center for injuries that police described as minor. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Jones at 973-292-6642.

Here is the full statement from the Morristown police:

 

MORRISTOWN MAN ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY

On December 7th, 2013, at approximately 1:30 am, a 911 call was received at the Morris County Communications Center reporting a robbery. The male caller indicated that he had been robbed on Harrison Street and requested police assistance. Responding Officers immediately located the victim and began to gather information. The male indicated that while walking along Harrison Street, he had been approached by an unknown male who demanded money and began to physically assault him. The victim indicated that the assailant brandished a knife and managed to take the victim’s money before fleeing on foot from the area. Officers checked the immediate area but were unable to locate the assailant at the time.

The victim was transported to the Emergency Department at Morristown Medical Center where he received treatment for minor injuries sustained during this encounter. Detective T. Jones responded from the Investigative Unit and began to conduct his investigation into this matter. During the course of his investigation, Detective Jones obtained information which ultimately led to the identification of Mr. Teddy Dowe, age 39…of Morristown as the suspect in this case.

On December 12th, 2013, Officers and Detectives from the Bureau of Police located Mr. Dowe on Speedwell Avenue in Morristown and he was taken into custody without incident. Mr. Dowe was charged with robbery and weapons offenses and was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility in default of $75,000 bail.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing and anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Jones at 973-292-6642.



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