LAKEHURST – A Lakehurst resident has been arrested in connection with a Jan. 20 robbery.
Christopher Dupont, 22, of Oak Street in the borough, was arrested Feb. 1 by Lakehurst police and charged with first degree robbery, theft, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
The Ocean County Regional SWAT Team assisted.
A robbery was reported around 9:50 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Pinehurst Estates apartment complex, in the Chestnut/Myrtle area. Police said the victim stated he was parked in a nearby parking lot to meet with an individual to purchase a cell phone. The phone was advertised on the LetGo app. The unidentified victim arrived at the agreed-upon location. Police said Dupont entered the vehicle, held a knife to the victim, and demanded money. The suspect then fled on foot with the victim’s keys and money.
Although the victim provided a detailed description of Dupont, police at that point were unable to locate the suspect.
Lakehurst Police reported that Officer Jason Guide linked Dupont to the LetGo account used to advertise the cell phone. The police and SWAT team executed a no-knock search warrant on Feb. 1 at 807 Oak St., where Dupont was arrested, and evidence of the armed robbery was seized. He was transported to the Ocean County Jail.
The Ocean County Prosecutors Office High Tech Crime Unit, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K9 and Criminal Investigations unit, and the Ocean County Regional SWAT team, assisted in the arrest.