Man Accused of Robbing Woman in Englewood NJ, Gas Station Attendant in Hasbrouck Heights NJ
Police arrested a Newark NJ man who allegedly committed robberies in Englewood and Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.
According to authorities, the 37-year-old suspect began his crime spree by stealing a purse and another bag from a woman who was waiting at a bus stop located at Broad Avenue and East Sheffield Avenue in Englewood, NJ.
The victim, a North Bergen woman, later told police that the suspect approached her while she was sitting at the bus stop. The suspect allegedly took the victim’s personal belongings and drove off in a car.
The suspect was apprehended later that same night after he allegedly tried to rob a gas station attendant at a Shell station in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. The gas station is located on Route 17.
According to officials, the suspect walked up to a worker at the Shell station and shoved him. He then allegedly ordered the employee to hand over an undisclosed amount of cash.
When the gas station attendant fought back, the suspect reportedly ran away and left the scene empty-handed.
The suspect was eventually stopped in East Orange NJ and placed under arrest. The traffic stop was unrelated to the earlier robbery of the gas station.
Police were later able to link the suspect to the earlier purse snatching because he allegedly used one of the victim’s credit cards at a gas station in Ridgewood, NJ. Additionally, police said that the suspect drove the same car during both robberies.
The suspect faces second degree robbery charges, as well as charges for theft of movable property.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the facility on a $100,000 bail amount for the gas station robbery charges. The bail was later increased to $175,000 after the suspect was linked to the purse snatching in Englewood NJ.
To learn more about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Man Linked to Second Robbery, Police Say.”