LINDEN — A younger man is in custody and others are being looked for the armed theft of a person who was knocked to the bottom and crushed outdoors a movie show Monday night time.
Justice Greene, 18, of Linden, was arrested shortly after the theft, police stated.
Officers stated they noticed Greene getting a taxi a brief distance from the place the assault occurred, police Lt. Christopher Guenther stated.
Guenther stated the sufferer, a 29-yr-previous metropolis man, was outdoors the AMC Film Theatre, one hundred twenty South Stiles St., shortly earlier than 9:50 p.m. when three to 5 males all of a sudden approached him and demanded his belongings.
One of many attackers pulled out a black revolver, and the opposite attackers knocked the sufferer to the bottom and punched him earlier than they took his backpack and fled, the lieutenant stated.
He stated Linden police flooded the world and commenced looking for the suspects, and officers discovered a person matching the outline of one of many attackers about to enter a taxicab a number of blocks away from the theft.
Upon seeing police, the person, later recognized as Greene, left the cab and bumped into close by again yards earlier than he was apprehended close to West 10 Road, the lieutenant stated.
Officers recovered the sufferer’s backpack, together with his laptop computer pc, from one of many yards close by, Guenther stated.
He stated the Union County Sheriff’s Workplace Okay-9 unit responded and assisted with the search, however a handgun was not situated.
The sufferer, police stated, was handled for minor accidents at an area hospital and launched.
Greene was charged with first-diploma theft, second-diploma weapons possession offenses, third-diploma aggravated assault, and third-diploma possession of stolen property. He’s being held within the Union County jail pending a courtroom listening to.
Police proceed to research the theft and urge anybody with details about the crime to contact Detective Kevin Mikolajczyk at (908) 474-8537.
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