New video released in West Orange liquor store robbery

June 8, 2012 2:49:04 PM PDT
In a video from April of 2011 inside Chestnut Liquors in West Orange, 28-year-old Jimmy Wilson is confronted by two masked men around closing time. One of the two men has a gun. Jimmy then goes behind the register and argues with the men for about 45 seconds.

All of a sudden, one of them points his gun and fires three times.

"Very difficult, I'm not gonna watch the whole thing," said Debbra Wilson.

And who could blame her? Debbra Wilson is Jimmy's mother. It's been just over a year since her youngest was murdered and still no arrest. That's why investigators have released a video - so the public could help find the two masked men.

"They should be treated as armed and dangerous. As the video shows, one of the men fires directly at the victim," said Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly.

People who knew Wilson said he would give you his last dime if you needed it. Unfortunately, he didn't give two heartless thugs the hundreds in the register, and it cost him his life.

"I heard a bunch of guy saying come on let's go - then a pop, " said Lois Kohut-Collinson, an eyewitness.

Kohut-Collinson was across the street when Wilson was shot and killed.

There is a void left in Debbra Wilson's heart that nothing else can fill. However justice might help her get some closure. "This is hell. This is torture. I don't have any closure. I can never get my son back but at least I can get justice for him, and that's all I want," said Debbra.

Anyone who has any information on the two masked men is urged to call the Essex County Prosecutor's tip line at 1-877-847-7432

Get Eyewitness News Delivered

Facebook | Twitter | Newsletters | Text Alerts