Cops: Man Flees Armed Robbery Attempt on Boyden Avenue

A pedestrian ran away when a man in a car pointed a gun at him and demanded money, police say.

A man fled from thieves who attempted to rob him at gunpoint last week on Boyden Avenue, police said.

The man was walking on Boyden Avenue near the NJ Transit building at about 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, police said.

A dark-colored vehicle pulled up and a woman asked him for assistance while the male passenger pulled a handgun and demanded his phone and money, police said.

The man didn't comply and instead ran from the scene, heading northbound on Boyden Avenue then eastbound on Elmwood Avenue, police said.

The victim was not injured, according to police. Police did not immediately provide descriptions of the bandits.

A similar incident occurred in October 2013. A man was walking at the corner of Boyden Avenue and Van Ness Terrace when a woman drove up and asked him for directions.

As the man approached the car, two men got out of the vehicle and demanded his cell phone and sneakers. After the robbery, both men got back in the car and all three fled toward Union on Van Ness Terrace, according to a police report.

Katherine McGlynn January 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM
So not the Maplewood Train Station?
Jennifer Griola January 21, 2014 at 02:15 PM
Dear editor the "NJ transit station" is not the "Maplewood Train Station"
Jim McNeely January 21, 2014 at 03:46 PM
The NJ Transit building is at least a mile and a half from the Maplewood train station. Mr. Goodman, do you live in or near Maplewood? Just curious.
leo davenport January 24, 2014 at 10:04 AM
leo davenport January 25, 2014 at 01:14 PM
We have this deer hunt in the reservation, to thin the herd! Why can't we have a thug hunt in Essex County to thin that herd! At least deers are beautiful to look at not like ugly thug animals!


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