Paterson NJ police recently arrested two individuals accused of robbing someone on a city street.
The armed robbery allegedly occurred around 2:00 a.m. According to law enforcement, the suspects held up three victims near 4th Avenue and East 17th Street in Paterson, New Jersey.
The main suspect approached the victims and ordered them to get down on the ground. He then reportedly took their cell phones.
Two of the robbery victims live in Paterson NJ, while the third victim resides in Hawthorne, New Jersey.
After the robbery, one of the victims was able to flag down a Paterson NJ police officer.
The police officer went to the robbery scene and saw the two suspects in the process of leaving the area. The patrol cop broadcast descriptions of the men to other Paterson police officers.
Not long after that, two Paterson police officers observed the suspects running into backyards of homes on East 16th Street. One of the suspects was immediately captured; however, the other suspect was able to get away.
Police later conducted a search of the main suspect and allegedly found him in possession of a semi-automatic Glock .35 handgun. Police also allegedly discovered multiple glassine packets of heroin in the suspect’s vehicle, which was parked nearby.
The main suspect in the theft is a 38-year-old male from Lodi, New Jersey. He faces several criminal charges, including three counts of robbery and weapons offenses for unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
The other suspect in the robbery still remains at large.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Man Charged in Armed Robbery, Loaded Gun Seized, Police Say.”