The Matawan Borough Police Department charged a Cliffwood Beach man Wednesday with of , according to Sgt. Thomas Falco.
On July 18, shortly before 11:45 p.m., a Papa John's employee was counting money from the register when a man the employee recognized from the night before entered the shop, Falco said. The man reached out as if to shake the employee's hand, but when the employee reached out to return the gesture the man grabbed about $400 from the register and the employee's cell phone, Falco said. The man then fled on foot.
An investigation conducted by the Detective Bureau led Det. Joseph Lovallo to charge Daquan Esdaile, 19, with the robbery, Falco said.
Bail was set by the Hon. Michael Pugliese, Municipal Court Judge of the Joint Court of Hazlet, Keyport & Matawan, at $15,000.00 full.
Esdaile was previously committed to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution for allegedly on Sweetbriar Street in Aberdeen on July 23.