The Englewood Police Department in Bergen County NJ has warned city residents to be aware that a group of robbers is targeting Hispanic people.
Englewood NJ cops have responded to numerous reports of street robberies occurring near the intersection of Wilbur Street and Park Avenue, which is on the west side of the city. Most of these robberies have happened after hours, between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
The most recent robbery incident involved a 29-year-old Hispanic man who was violently assaulted and robbed as he walked on the west side of Englewood, New Jersey. The victim reportedly fought back when the thieves demanded that he hand over his cash. The robbers allegedly responded with brutality and savagely beat him. The victim was also stabbed in the leg during the robbery attempt.
After the assault, the victim was transported to Englewood Hospital so that doctors could help him. He was later listed in stable condition.
Since the start of the year, at least 13 Hispanics have been robbed while walking on Englewood NJ streets. Many of the robbery victims were threatened with weapons like handguns or knives. Moreover, many of the robbery victims were assaulted during the thefts.
Englewood detectives are actively investigating the string of armed robberies. Anyone with information about the thefts should contact authorities at 201-568-4875.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Thieves Targeting Hispanics in North Jersey, Cops Warn.”