Hackensack, NJ Police Track Suspect to New York, Make Arrest in Violent Attack
26-year-old Bronx, NY resident Clayton Robinson allegedly attacked the victim and then fled the scene. Authorities believe that Robinson and his girlfriend had been arguing when the victim intervened to assist the woman. A struggle ensured, with Robinson allegedly attacking the victim with a broken mirror.
The 41-year-old victim was stuck in a closet in a First Street apartment for nearly 13 hours before he was discovered by police. A concerned family member had phoned authorities because they were worried when the victim didn’t show up for work.
According to police, the victim was in pretty bad shape. When the victim was discovered by officers, he was unable to speak and going in and out of consciousness.
The victim was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.
After discovering the victim, police began to look into the incident. Hackensack detectives eventually centered their investigation on Robinson, who is believed to have stayed with the victim on occasion.
Detectives eventually tracked Robinson to an apartment in Bronx, NY. Authorities later revealed that Robinson had been found with the victim’s car.
Police arrested Robinson on a fugitive from justice warrant. He is currently being held in New York City on the warrant. When he is transferred to New Jersey, Robinson will face charges of attempted murder, robbery, and theft.
For more information, access the NJ.com article entitled “Police: Hackensack Man Attacked with Mirror Found Bloodied in Closet After 13 Hours.“