South Orange Man Robbed at Gunpoint

A South Orange and Maplewood man were both robbed in two incidents on Monday, Sept. 16 in South Orange.

A South Orange man was robbed at gunpoint while walking through a parking lot last Monday.

On Monday, Sept. 16, a resident was walking through the Transit parking lot adjacent to Church Street at 8:10 a.m. when he was robbed, according to a South Orange Police report.

“The victim stated that a younger looking black male wearing a grey jacket and a hooded sweatshirt brandished a silver revolver and demanded the victim's wallet,” police said.

The robber then jumped into a black Jeep Cherokee and fled toward Third Street.

The victim was able to give a partial license plate and police determined the Jeep had been stolen out of Newark.

Detectives later located the Jeep in Newark on Sept. 17.

Police are continuing the investigation, according to the report.

A Maplewood man was also robbed in South Orange on that same day, according to a report by the Maplewood Police Department.

The man, who was not identified by police, was sitting on a bench on Sloan Street around 9:45 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16 when a man hit him in the leg and grabbed his cell phone.

The thief was described as a black man in his late teens wearing a white hooded sweatshirt.


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