Two Robbed by Young Teens in Downtown South Orange
Thursday, October 3, 2013 • 10:45pm
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Two South Orange residents were robbed downtown and their cellphones were stolen.
Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 27, a resident was robbed near Village Plaza. Only his phone was taken. The victim later spotted the suspect, a 14-year-old South Orange resident, on Sloan Street and notified an officer on patrol. The suspect was found to be in possession of the stolen phone, and was arrested..
A resident reported to police that he was assaulted and had his phone taken from him around 10 p.m. Aug. 28 while walking on Mead Street. The suspect, a 15-year-old Newark resident, was later spotted on College Place. He was arrested after police found he had the stolen phone.
In other police news:
A South Orange resident reported to police that he was assaulted by a group of young boys and girls while walking near the train station at about 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 28.
- A South Plainfield resident told police that someone attempted to rob him while he was sitting in his car on Seton Hall University’s campus on Aug. 25. The suspect, described as an older black male, was chased off by the victim and his friend. Police later located the suspect, identified as John Woolford of Orange, and arrested him.
The author is a student participating in hyperlocal journalism partnership between The Alternative Press and Seton Hall University's Department of Communication & The Arts.