A sketch has been released of the man that authorities believe fired at least 2 shots during an armed robbery in Lyndhurst last night.
Police say that a man, described as a white male with black hair, approximately 30 years old, standing between 5’8″ and 5’9″ tall and weighing between 185-190 pounds, stole approximately $200 from a 26 year old resident of an apartment building on the 500 block of Stuyvesant Avenue inLyndhurst just after 6pm on Thursday, February 21, 2013.
As the victim walked up the common stairwell to his second floor apartment, 3 men allegedly grabbed him from behind and demanded cash. The victim’s girlfriend, hearing the commotion, apparently exited the apartment and tried to intervene, at which point the man pictured above pointed his handgun at her and demanded that she hand over her cell phone. She refused and fled back into her apartment, after which she heard shots fired into the wall. Neither the victim nor his girlfriend were injured. The man and his 2 accomplices utlimately fled the scene in a motor vehicle.
Officers from the Lyndhurst Police Department responded to a call that shots had been fired. Detectives later recovered 2 shell casings at the scene. They are continuing to canvass and attempting to locate surveillance footage from the area.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Lyndhurst Criminal Investigation Division at (201) 939-2900 ext. 2740, or the Lyndhurst Police Anonymous Tip Hotline at (201) 804-9346.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled, “Cops: Shots fired during Lyndhurst armed robbery.”