Newark NJ authorities recently arrested two teens who allegedly committed a violent robbery and a drive-by shooting in the span of a week.
The first crime allegedly occurred on September 14. The victim, a local Newark NJ man, was headed to a bus stop located at the intersection of Stone Street and Park Avenue in Newark when the suspects reportedly approached him and held him up at gunpoint. The suspects allegedly got away with the victim’s wallet in the robbery.
On September 22, the suspects reportedly committed another violent crime in Newark, New Jersey. This time, the suspects reportedly drove a motor vehicle along Alexander Street in Newark, slowed down, and fired several gunshots in the direction of an Irvington man walking on the sidewalk.
The Irvington NJ man sustained a gunshot wound and needed to receive emergency medical treatment at a Newark hospital.
Newark NJ detectives investigated both criminal incidents and identified the two teenage suspects. Members of the Newark Police Department Fugitive Apprehension Unit were later able to find, and arrest, one of the suspects walking on the 200 block of Chancellor Avenue. Authorities captured the second suspect on the 600 block of 15th Avenue in Newark, NJ.
The two suspects are said to be 16-year-old Newark residents. They have been charged with numerous crimes, including armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and conspiracy.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “2 Teens Arrested for Shooting, Robbery in Newark.”