Two men allegedly robbed two others in a recent incident in Paterson, New Jersey, leaving one of the victims shot. The offenders were caught on tape via a surveillance video that was just released by officials from the Paterson Police Department, who are seeking public assistance with their investigation.
According to Captain Heriberto Rodriguez, the armed robbery occurred at the intersection of Marshall and Slater streets at approximately 9 p.m. in Paterson, in Passaic County, on December 6th.
The two alleged robbers approached two victims, who were standing along the side of a store, and shot one of the victims, a 22-year-old male, in the leg. They proceeded to rob both of the victims, subsequently hitting the man who lay shot on the ground, while knocking the other victim to the ground as well.
The alleged offenders then fled the scene in a white Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Grand Marquis, according to Paterson Police reports. The car is suspected to have been made in the late 1990s or early 2000s, with a tan vinyl covering on half of the vehicle’s roof. The victim who was shot managed to get up and use his uninjured leg to leave the area of the incident.
Currently, no suspects have been identified in the case. The Paterson Police Department has released the surveillance video in an attempt to facilitate their investigation and are requesting that anyone with knowledge of the incident come forward in exchange for a $500 reward.
Callers with information should contact one of the following: the Cease-Fire Unit at (973) 321-1342 or the Major Crimes Division of the Paterson Police Department at (973) 321-1120. Authorities have assured that they will protect the confidentiality of anyone who provides information.
To view the video and access more information pertaining to this case, see the following article: Video: Paterson police looking for robber who shot man in leg during robbery