A Newark New Jersey man accused of robbing an Ironbound jewelry store has been captured in Virginia.
On December 1, 2016, the suspect allegedly robbed Vinhas Jewelers Inc., which is located on Ferry Street in Newark. According to authorities, the suspect walked into the store and asked a clerk to show him several gold chains. The suspect then allegedly flashed a handgun at the clerk, grabbed the gold chains, and exited the store.
The owner of the store tried to follow the suspect, but the suspect allegedly used the gun to fire at least one gunshot at the owner.
According to law enforcement, the suspect was able to get away by carjacking a Nissan Altima and driving off.
Newark Major Crimes Bureau detectives investigated the theft incident and obtained video surveillance images that show the culprit with a tattoo on his right arm.
Investigators received numerous tips that eventually led to the capture of the suspect
in Virginia. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service found the suspect and arrested him.
The suspect is a 29-year-old man from Newark, New Jersey. He now faces a number of criminal charges, including armed robbery, carjacking, aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Tattooed Man Accused of Robbing Jewelry Store, Carjacking Getaway Car Arrested.”