Newark New Jersey police officers recently arrested two local men who allegedly committed an armed robbery on a city street.
The theft crime occurred around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday near the intersection of South 16th Street and 15th Avenue in Newark’s West Ward. According to law enforcement, the suspects approached the victim, threatened him with a handgun, and stole an unspecified amount of cash.
Afterwards, the suspects allegedly fled the scene on foot. However, they were reportedly spotted by two Newark patrol officers. The Newark NJ cops quickly captured the suspects.
The victim is a 61-year-old man from Newark, New Jersey. Fortunately, he was not injured during the violent incident.
Anthony Ambrose, the Newark public safety Director, issued a statement on the recent arrest and said that Newark police officers found one of the suspects carrying a loaded .40-caliber handgun. Authorities have not yet indicated if this was the weapon used to commit the armed robbery in the West Ward.
Both suspects are 24 years old and live in Newark, New Jersey. They face multiple charges, including armed robbery and conspiracy. One of the suspects also faces criminal charges for illegal possession of a handgun and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Caught with Gun After Newark Robbery, Police Say.”