Police recently arrested a Newark NJ man who allegedly assaulted a Kearny patrol cop and then led police officers on a high-speed pursuit.
The suspect is also believed to have committed at least one bank robbery in Kearny, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the suspect may have robbed the Schuyler Savings Bank on Davis Avenue in Kearny NJ on two occasions: August 25 and September 8.
A police officer reportedly saw the suspect driving a car that matched the description of the vehicle used by the bank robber on September 8. The suspect then allegedly stepped on the gas and hit the cop with the car.
Kearny patrol officers followed the suspect for a short while as he sped off and eluded police on Route 280. The suspect was later apprehended after reportedly crashing his motor vehicle on Route 21.
Authorities initially took the suspect to University Hospital in Newark so that he could be treated for minor injuries. He was then taken to the Hudson County Jail.
The suspect is a 28-year-old suspect male from Newark, New Jersey. He already faces criminal charges for a number of offenses, including aggravated assault on a police officer, eluding police, and weapons offenses.
Additionally, the suspect could face criminal charges for armed robbery in connection with the thefts from the Kearny NJ bank, as well as banks in Clifton and Lyndhurst.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Kearny Police Arrest Newark Man Suspected of 2 Bank Robberies.”