Law enforcement is searching for suspects accused of a string of robberies in several North Jersey municipalities, including Paterson, Harrison, Belleville, and Union City, NJ.
One of the robberies reportedly resulted in the victim, a 45-year-old Harrison NJ man, being violently assaulted. According to authorities, the suspects in this robbery and assault were in a black car that suddenly stopped near the intersection of South Fifth Street and Essex Street in Harrison, New Jersey. Four men then exited the motor vehicle, approached the victim, and began to repeatedly strike him in the face.
One of the suspects allegedly threatened to use a handgun to shoot the victim if he resisted. However, the victim later told police that he did not see a firearm during the violent incident.
The suspects reportedly stole $30 in cash and multiple ID cards before getting back into their vehicle and driving off.
All of the robbery suspects are believed to be in their 20s. At this time, detectives have not yet been able to determine their identities.
Police investigators indicated that the same suspects may have committed other robberies on the same night in Paterson, Belleville, and Union City.
For more information, read the NJ.com article, “Authorities Probe String of Robberies in North Jersey Towns.”