2015 News Release

July 29, 2015

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State Police Arrest Newton Man for Armed Robbery

Stillwater Township, N.J. - Troopers from Sussex Station arrested Michael Losey, 21, of Newton, N.J., just hours after he allegedly wielded a knife while robbing a liquor store.

On Monday, July 27, at 6:54 p.m., troopers responded to a 911 call reporting an armed robbery at a liquor store on County Road 521. The victim, who was working the cash register during the robbery, was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect.

The victim told troopers that a man entered the store, brandished a knife, and demanded cash before reaching into the register and grabbing several hundred dollars. The suspect was described as approximately 5’10”, 200 pounds, wearing a grey sweatshirt, camouflage shorts, and a blue cloth that covered his face. He was seen fleeing in a dark-colored Chevrolet sedan.

Through various investigative means, troopers were able to identify Michael Losey as a possible suspect. At approximately 9:00 p.m., Losey was located driving a dark-blue Chevrolet Impala, with an adult woman and three children, near his residence. After a brief investigation, he was arrested and transported to Sussex Station.

Michael Losey was charged with robbery (1st degree), unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, endangering the welfare of children, and theft. He was lodged at the Sussex County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail with no 10% option. A portion of the money was recovered and efforts will continue to obtain the remaining evidence.

Charges are mere accusations and the suspect is considered innocent until proven guilty.

Michael Losey

Michael Losey, 21, of Newton

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