Police officers arrested a man who allegedly robbed someone in Newark, NJ.
The violent theft offense occurred around 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, during the recent snowstorm that hit the East Coast. The suspect was allegedly a passenger in an SUV being driven on Elizabeth Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect tried to rob the driver at knifepoint while the SUV was in motion.
A Newark patrol officer observed the vehicle run a red light, prompting the officer to stop the SUV. When the Newark NJ cop looked inside the vehicle, he allegedly saw the suspect attempting to hold up the driver.
The driver is a 64-year-old resident of Hillside, New Jersey. He suffered minor injuries in the attack, including cuts and lacerations.
The suspect is a 45-year-old Newark NJ man. He was arrested and charged with several crimes, including armed robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Newark NJ detectives are actively investigating the theft incident. At this time, authorities have not indicated whether the suspect and the victim are acquaintances.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Traffic Stop Foils Knifepoint SUV Robbery, Cops Say.”