2020 News Release

February 7, 2020

Public Information Bureau (609) 882-2000
Major Brian Polite - ext. 6514
Lt. Theodore Schafer - ext. 6515
SFC Jeff Flynn - ext. 6516
Sgt. Lawrence Peele - ext. 6531
Tpr. Alejandro Goez - ext. 6527
Tpr. Charles Marchan - ext. 6513

State Police Arrest Man for Armed Robbery at Hope Township Gas Station

Hope Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Charles Degoulet-Deoliveira, 34, of Lawrence Harbor, N.J., for allegedly committing an armed robbery at a gas station in Hope Township, Warren County.

On Tuesday, February 4, at approximately 12:51 p.m., troopers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the U.S. Gas Station in Hope Township.  As a result of the investigation, troopers determined that the suspect allegedly attempted to forcibly take money from an attendant who initially resisted and refused.  The suspect then grabbed the victim and indicated he would use a weapon if he did not hand over the cash.  The suspect subsequently was given the cash, and he then fled the scene in a silver Toyota Tacoma.  

A short time later, troopers stopped a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle in Allamuchy Township, Warren County.  During the stop, troopers determined the driver, Degoulet-Deoliveira, was under the influence and arrested him for DWI.  After further investigation, troopers linked Degoulet-Deoliveira to the robbery after he was found in possession of a knife and stolen cash.

Charles Degoulet-Deoliveira was charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, theft, possession of heroin, and DWI.  He was lodged at the Warren County Jail pending a bail detention hearing.

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

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