Gunman Makes Off With Wallet, Cell Phone in South Orange
Sunday, April 15, 2012 • 3:45pm
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – A gunman robbed a village resident as he was walking toward the train station, making off with the man’s cell phone and wallet, according to police.
The victim told police he was walking east on West Third Street at 8:35 a.m. on April 12 when he was confronted by a 6-foot-3 black male with a slender build, dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt, black cargo pants and a black ski mask. The robber fled in an older-model black Nissan Maxima. The Detective Bureau is investigating.
Police also are investigating a burglary. An Xbox, a laptop computer and a jar containing approximately $100 in change were stolen from a South Orange Avenue apartment on April 13. The woman told police the burglar or burglars entered through the front door, which was open when she got home. The theft occurred between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
In other police news:
Eighteen-year-old South Orange resident Gregory Sturtz and two juveniles were arrested at 11 p.m. on April 2 after an officer investigated reports of a suspicious vehicle parked on Jessica Way. The officer discovered that Sturtz and the two juveniles were in the car and in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and drug packaging material.
Witnesses told police that Elver Vasquez, 27, of Newark, kicked in the window of the Texas Wiener restaurant on South Orange Avenue on April 7 at 11:55 p.m. Police arrested Vasquez a few blocks away. The suspect was identified by the witness. Vasquez was charged with criminal mischief.
- An Clearview Cinema employee at the South Orange Performing Arts Center reported that between March 29 and March 31 someone had stolen $85 from an unlocked cash box inside the box office.