Robbers Target Bicyclist Delivering Food; Third Robbery in Six Days
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 • 4:29pm
Robbers attacked a Hunan Garden restaurant employee who was returning to the restaurant after delivering food on Halloween, stealing the cash he was carrying. The victim was riding his bicycle at the intersection of University Place and South Orange Avenue at 8:40 p.m. when three young black males assaulted him, according to a witness. The witness told police he pulled his car over to help and the robbers ran east on South Orange Avenue.
In a second incident, two black males attempted to rob a Seton Hall University student at gunpoint as he was walking with friends on Ward Place just south of Wilden Place at 1 a.m. on Oct. 29. The others in the victim’s group fled as the robbers approached, and that distracted the robbers enough that the victim also was able to run away, he told police. The robbers left the scene in a dark, four-door compact vehicle.
In an incident on Oct. 27, the owner of the South Orange Wash ‘n’ Dry on Irvington Avenue said he and his wife were robbed at gunpoint by two black males. The victim told police they entered the laundry at around 7:50 a.m., ordering the victims to lie on the floor. The two then took cash from the business before fleeing in a dark, four-door vehicle. No customers were in the laundry at the time.
Police arrested a suspect in a September robbery. Dillon Rose, 22, of South Orange was arrested Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at a Jacoby Street residence in Maplewood. Police said an investigation by detectives linked him to a robbery on Sept. 24. Dillon was charged with several offenses, including robbery and possession of a weapon.
Police also made an arrest on Oct. 28 at the Seton Hall University Bookstore. Carl Drummer, 49, of Newark was charged with shoplifting after he reportedly stole several items from the bookstore. He was caught by university security as he tried to leave campus. The incident occurred at 9:35 a.m.