Police Arrest Man Accused of Robberies in Englewood, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Police recently caught a Newark New Jersey man accused of committing robberies in Hasbrouck Heights and Englewood, NJ.
According to officials, the 37-year-old suspect’s crime spree began when he stole a purse and another bag from a woman who was waiting at a bus stop at Broad Avenue and East Sheffield Avenue in Englewood, NJ.
The victim, a woman from North Bergen, later talked to police and said that the suspect walked up to her as she waited for a bus. The suspect allegedly took the victim’s personal belongings and then fled the scene in a car.
The suspect was apprehended by police that same night after allegedly attempting to rob a gas station attendant. The gas station, a Shell station, is located on Route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.
According to investigators, the suspect approached an employee at the gas station and shoved him very hard. He then allegedly demanded that the worker hand over cash.
The gas station attendant resisted and fought back against the would-be thief, prompting the suspect to drive away without getting any cash.
East Orange patrol officers later pulled over the suspect’s and learned that the driver was a suspect in the Hasbrouck Heights gas station robbery.
Investigators were able to link the suspect to the earlier purse snatching in Englewood because he allegedly used one of the victim’s credit cards at a Ridgewood gas station. Police also said that the suspect drove the same motor vehicle during both thefts.
The suspect was charged with second degree robbery and theft of movable property.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was initially being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $100,000 bail. The bail amount was later increased to $175,000 after the suspect was linked to the purse snatching in Englewood NJ.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Man Linked to Second Robbery, Police Say.”