Robberies and Attempted Robberies This Week in Maplewood
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 • 1:13pm
MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The folowing items were reported by the Maplewood Police Department:
September 16, 2013: Robbery; At approximately 11 PM, an adult male and resident of Vauxhall was walking in the area of Laurel Ave and Indiana St. He was approached by two males between the age of 20 and 25 that assaulted him and then pointed a handgun at him. The suspects then went through his pockets and took his wallet and cell phone before fleeing on foot.
September 16, 2013: Attempt Purse Snatch; At 5:45 PM, an adult female was walking on Boyden Ave near Elmwood Ave. While walking, a male road his bike past the pedestrian and grabbed the shopping bag that she was carrying. The handles of the bag ripped and the male continued to ride North on Boyden Ave and then East on Elmwood Ave without any proceeds. The male is reported to be in his early 20’s and the bike was described as a mountain bike.
September 19, 2013: Attempt Robbery; At approximately 9:30 PM, an adult male and his adult daughter were exiting their vehicle on Essex Ave. While exiting the vehicle, they were approached by two males that demanded the car keys and displayed a handgun. The actors then appeared to become nervous and fled without any proceeds to a vehicle parked several houses away.
September 21, 2013: Burglary; An Elmwood Ave residence was entered during the early morning hours and a laptop and purse were stolen.
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.