Merchant Assaulted in Cedar Lane Robbery

Liquor store robbed of cash Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.

Police are searching for the man who assaulted a local merchant and grabbed cash during a Tuesday afternoon robbery at on Cedar Lane.

The assailant entered the store through a backdoor, pushed the merchant down and fled on foot through a rear parking lot, police said. The victim was not injured and police were still working to determine exactly how much money was stolen.

Detective Lt. Andrew McGurr said the robber was described as a 28 to 32-year-old black male, 5-foot-8 with braided hair. No weapons were involved in the incident, reported shortly before 2 p.m.

No one else was in the store during the robbery, McGurr said.

Additional details were not immediately released as Teaneck detectives continued their investigation.

A county police K-9 unit and crime scene investigators from the sheriff’s office assisted at the scene.

Anyone with information can contact Teaneck Police at 201-837-2600


First published 3 p.m. and last updated 5 p.m. Tuesday. 

Art Vatsky July 12, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Al: Didn't we just have some white collar crime in Teaneck where the "perp" was an Jewish? When it comes to criminal activity in Teaneck we have all kinds. I think there was an Asian accused in a recent murder last year. About the liquor store owner, I know him. I am fortunate that I know some of our officers and they know me. They have to be ready for every situation every day. I and others have asked for foot patrols on Cedar Lane and other commercial areas so officers can see us and we can see them. Maybe the thought of an officer walking into the liquor store would have dissuaded the perp. There is a foot patrol in the Teaneck Public Library. Why not some on Teaneck Road, West Englewood and Cedar Lane? Also we have about 150 surveillance cams in our Teaneck public schools. Some OK, but 150 seems excessive to me.
NJP July 12, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Well said SJ....Teaneck and Bergen County are definitely not what they used to be 15 years ago...very sad.
Keith Kaplan July 12, 2012 at 02:19 AM
I think you need to re-evaluate, Al. you are indeed, a racist.
No name July 17, 2012 at 09:37 PM
The Teaneck police are worthless, the only good thing about Teaneck is the judge. Teaneck police only harass drivers and give out parking tickets. When is the last time they made a successful arrest of a criminal???? There was a theft at my home and the police did a minimal crime investigations and of corse the person was never caught!
Tony Parker September 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM
It should be understood that each agency has it's own specialty at the scene. The county police for whatever reason used their K-9 unit, althought the Sheriffs Dept. has a K-9 unit also, Teaneck police is at scene for the simple fact, it is Teaneck, and the Sheriffs Dept. has the Criminal Bureau on Investigation where evidence is processed scientifically among other processes.


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