Maplewood, NJ

3-Hour, 9 Robbery Spree across Maplewood & Irvington

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Saturday, January 22, 2022 – 

Nine robberies fitting the same pattern and description were reported across Maplewood and Irvington, New Jersey on Saturday morning.

Each incident targeted women walking alone with a purse in areas near the border of Maplewood and Irvington.

The first reported robbery took place at 10:10 AM near 124 Jacoby Street in Maplewood.

A 64-year-old woman walking alone was approached from behind by a masked man with a handgun.

The man demanded her purse and when she refused pushed her to the ground, punched her in the face, stole her purse, and fled in a dark grey vehicle.

The victim was transported to University Hospital for care.

The second report came around 11 AM near 95 Franklin Terrace in Maplewood.

A 44-year-old woman walking alone was approached by a dark grey vehicle. A masked man brandishing a handgun exited the passenger side and demanded the woman’s purse. She cooperated, the gunman grabbed the purse and fled.

No injuries were reported.

Then at 1 PM around 616 Irvington Avenue, a 37-year-old woman was approached by a grey vehicle and masked gunman exiting the passenger side. She handed over her purse and was unharmed, the suspects fled towards Irvington.

Irvington police reported six additional robberies of the same pattern and description Saturday morning. In each incident, a grey vehicle approached with a masked gunman exiting the passenger side targeting women walking alone.

License plate readers in surrounding areas were able to identify the vehicle as a dark grey Infinity, reported stolen in Newark City early Saturday while unattended with the keys in the ignition.

The stolen vehicle was discovered later in Newark and impounded by Maplewood Police for forensic examination.

The investigation is currently ongoing. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Maplewood Police Department.

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