Police arrested two teenagers who allegedly committed a robbery in the North Ward of Newark, NJ.
According to officials, an off-duty police officer saw the holdup in the middle of the afternoon while he was walking on North 10th Street near Berkeley Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. The officer called in the robbery and provided police with detailed descriptions of the suspects, an 18-year-old male and a 17-year-old juvenile.
The robbery reportedly involved the two suspects approaching a juvenile on the street. The suspects allegedly flashed a handgun and threatened to shoot the victim if he did not give them his cell phone.
Once the suspects reportedly had the victim’s cell phone, they fled the area.
Police later tracked down the suspects in East Orange, NJ. When police placed the suspects under arrest, they reportedly found them in possession of the victim’s cell phone. Additionally, the suspects reportedly had several other phones that had been reported stolen in other recent robberies.
The suspects were charged with armed robbery, as well as various weapons offenses.
Authorities have asked that anyone with information about the alleged robbery or the suspects call the Newark Police Department Crime Stoppers tip line at 877-695-8477 or 877-695-4867.
For further information about this case, read NJ.com article entitled “Off-Duty Cop Helps Capture 2 in Newark Street Robbery, Police Say.”