Newark NJ police recently arrested three people who were allegedly in the process of committing an armed robbery of a local laundromat.
The robbery reportedly occurred in the middle of the day at a laundromat located on Bloomfield Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. Two Newark cops were on patrol in the area and checking on businesses when they received a dispatch about a robbery just one block away.
The Newark NJ police officers investigated and reportedly saw three suspects fleeing from the laundromat and getting into a stolen vehicle.
The Newark cops were then joined by a team of rookie police officers as they chased after the suspects. When the suspects’ vehicle stalled on Berkley Avenue, the car occupants allegedly tried to get away on foot.
Newark police officers quickly subdued the suspects and placed them under arrest.
While apprehending the suspects, police officers allegedly found one of the men in possession of stolen cash and a knife that may have been used in the robbery.
The three suspects include a 25-year-old male, a 23-year-old male, and a 16-year-old boy. All three suspects hail from Newark, New Jersey.
According to Essex County prosecutors, the suspects may eventually be linked to several other robberies and thefts that were recently committed in Newark, NJ.
The police officers who made the arrests are part of the Newark Community Deployment Team, a program that seeks to encourage community interaction by placing recent police academy graduates on foot patrols in Newark.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Rookie Cops Arrest 3 Accused in Armed Robbery of Laundromat, Police Say.”