Man Robbed of $25,000 at Gunpoint at Paterson U-Haul
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • 9:52am
PATERSON, NJ - A man returning from a trip to Pennsylvania to return a U-Haul trailer was robbed of $25,000 at gunpoint on Tuesday night in Paterson.
According to Sgt. Ron Van Wolde, the victim, a Hispanic male, had driven to Pennsylvania with $25,000 cash in tow to purchase an auto, consummating a Craigslist transaction. However, according to his statement to police, he became suspicious of the persons selling the car, and he requested that the exchange be completed at a local police station in Pennsylvania.
"They refused, which made (the victim) more suspicious, so he leaves and drives back to Paterson," Van Wolde said.
Upon his return, the victim took the U-Haul trailer to U-Haul Moving & Storage of Paterson at 847 Market St. to return it, but when he arrived there at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, he was approached by two black males with guns, who demanded his money and made off with $25,000. The victim sustained no injuries in the robbery.
The case is still being investigated, as is the connection, if any, between the suspects and the parties with whom the victim was to conduct the transaction in Pennsylvania.