Armed Robberies and An Assault in Maplewood

Two people were robbed and a man was attacked.


A woman and a man were robbed at gunpoint in two separate incidents in Maplewood recently, according to the Maplewood Police Department.

In the first armed robbery, a 42-year-old woman reported that she was approached by a man on Irvington Avenue who pointed a handgun at her and demanded her belongings at around 10 p.m. on Saturday. After she gave him her purse and a bag, the man got into a dark car and drove toward Newark on Tuxedo Parkway.

The second armed robbery took place on Sunday shortly before 10 p.m., when a man on Brookwood Drive reported that a man wearing a mask got out of a car and pointed a handgun at him, demanding his belongings.  The man fled in a car occupied by other men.

Also on Saturday shortly before 6 a.m., a Porter Road resident reported that he was approached by a man who had his hand in his jacket as if he had a gun, who demanded his belongings. Nothing was taken, and the man fled in a white vehicle.

On Friday evening, a 19-year-old man was assaulted and his backpack was taken by a group of approximately eight teenagers near Springfield Avenue and Chancellor Avenue. The man did not require medical attention, according to Capt. John Perna.

Perna said the police are investigating all the incidents. 

Diedre September 25, 2012 at 03:49 PM
The crime wave increase in Maplewood is getting ridiculous especially since it seems to be in a very concentrated area. Are the police stepping up their efforts? Is there a Town meeting coming up on this?
Thomas A. Blasi September 26, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Unfortunately as the unemployment rate rises so does crime.
MS September 27, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Halloween was a busy day last year for Maplewood Police, according to reports


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