Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Essex County Sheriff's Office will pay $2,500 for information leading to arrest.
Authorities from the Essex County Sheriff's Office posted a cash reward Wednesday for $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest of the man wanted for an armed robbery and shooting of a Maplewood storekeeper. The Crimestoppers program will pay up to $2,500 for details of the April 1 shooting at MS&K Confectionary Store at 745 Springfield Ave., said Sheriff Armando Fontoura. The shooting took place at approximately 1 p.m. According to Maplewood police, the suspect entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded the shopkeeper open the cash register. Shortly thereafter, a struggle ensued and the shopkeeper was shot once in the torso. The gunman fled the store on foot. The suspect is described as a medium- to light-skinned African …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Man allegedly shot owner of MS&K Confectionery in the torso in an armed robbery Monday.
Maplewood Police released video surveillance pictures Friday morning and a description of the man wanted in the armed mid-day robbery and shooting of a Maplewood business owner on Monday. The police also added additional details about the incident at MS&K Confectionery on Prospect Street, including that the man allegedly demanded the storekeeper open the cash register. Previously, police would not specify if the man attemped to steal money from the register or the store's ATM. The man is described as a medium to light skinned African American or Hispanic male, heavy set, possibly with a muscular build, wearing either a mustache or goatee and between 6’ and 6’3” tall, said Sgt. Christopher Black. The man is believed to be in his late 30’s…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A man walking was allegedly robbed by two men with a handgun.
A man was robbed of a small amount of cash by two men brandishing a handgun, according to Sgt. Christopher Black of the Maplewood Police Department. On March 18 at roughly 8:45 p.m., a 46-year-old man was walking on Berkeley Street when he was approached by two men, said Black. One of the men, who was wearing a ski mask, showed a handgun and demanded money, said Black. The pedestrian, who was uninjured in the incident, turned over a small amount of money and ran to a nearby store to report the incident, said Black.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Robber made off with a cell phone and a bag of fast food.
Maplewood police say that two juveniles were robbed at gunpoint near the Newark border on Sunday, Sept. 27. The armed robber reportedly stole money, a cell phone and the victims' fast food purchase. Shortly after 8:30 p.m., the two juveniles were walking on Essex Avenue following a stop at a fast food restaurant in Newark's Ivy Hill Plaza. According to a police report, they were approached by a man holding a silver handgun who reportedly told the youths to "run [their] pockets." The man took an LG view cell phone, $23 and a bag of fast food from the victims before fleeing in a two-door sports car.
Monday, August 24, 2009
An East Orange man says he was robbed by two teens near the Irvington border.
Police responded to a report of an armed robbery near the Irvington border on Saturday night. No arrests were made in the incident. At approximately 10:35 p.m. Saturday, police responded on a report of an armed robbery to the area of Essex Avenue and South 4th St. A 37-year-old East Orange man told police he had been approached by two black male teenagers. One of the teens reportedly had a silver handgun. They demanded money from the victim, who was not injured in the incident, and fled. The two suspects wore either bandanas or rags over their faces. One is described as thin, 5’7” and between 15 and 17 years old. He was reportedly wearing a short-sleeved white t-shirt and jeans. The second suspect was also described as thin and between 15 …