Multiple Cell Phones Stolen in Maplewood
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 • 5:01pm
MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following items were reported by the Maplewood Police Department:
September 23, 2013: Robbery; At approximately 10 p.m. a male entered the Quick Chek on Springfield Avenue, brandished a handgun and then emptied the cash register. He then fled to a vehicle and drove east on Springfield Ave.
September 24, 2013: Burglary; At approximately 3:20 a.m. patrols responded to the Liquor Cabinet on a alarm activation. Upon their arrival, it was found that the front door had been broken and entry made to the establishment. The actor, Anthony Myers, 50, of Newark was located walking on Springfield Avenue and was taken into custody and charged with the burglary.
September 28, 2013: Robbery; At approximately 2:20 a.m., a juvenile male near the intersection of Jacoby St and Springfield Ave was approached by two males described as approximately 20 years old. One of the males displayed a handgun and struck the juvenile with it before stealing his phone. As the actors fled, the juvenile reports that he heard two shots.
September 28, 2013: Robbery; At approximately 6:45 p.m., a juvenile male and resident of South Orange was walking on Valley St near Crowell Pl. He was approached by a male in his late teens that displayed a handgun and demanded the juvenile’s wallet and cell phone. The actor then ran North on Valley St.
September 28, 2013: Robbery; At approximately 9:15 p.m. an adult male and Maplewood resident was walking in the area of Springfield Avenue and Colgate Avenue. While walking, he believes that he was struck in the head by an unknown person or persons and his cell phone and glasses were stolen.
September 28, 2013: Theft; At approximately 9 p.m. an adult female and Irvington resident was walking on Springfield Ave near Chancellor Ave when two males approached her. One of the males knocked a cell phone out of her hand, picked it up off the ground and then walked away with it.
All incidents are currently under investigation by the Detective Bureau. Residents are asked to practice good crime prevention techniques and secure their garages and automobiles when left unattended.