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Maplewood New Jersey - Maplewood PD Release Statement on Alleged Armed Robbery 25 May 2022 ( news )
Maplewood , state New Jersey ( By Press Release office)
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To whom it may concern:
On 5/25/22 at approximately 1058 hrs . we received at 911 call reporting a possible robbery in the area of Springfield Avenue near the intersection of Princeton Street . Upon arrival officers spoke with victim , a 70 - year - old female , who advised that her purse was snatched as she was waiting on the south side of Springfield at the bus stop . The suspect is described as a heavy - set black male wearing black pants , and short hair ( NFD ) . The suspect exited a 4 - door dark colored vehicle , which was parked nearby , he pushed the victim to the ground and took her purse . The suspect ran back towards the vehicle and drove away east bound on Springfield Avenue . The proceeds of the purse and its contents included $88 . 00 dollars in cash . The victim did not sustain any injuries , and she refused any medical attention . She was safely escorted back to her residence , in Irvington , by Maplewood patrol officers . A nearby witness believed the vehicle to be a dark grey Honda Civic . Detectives are canvassing the area and the investigation is ongoing .
Anyone with information please contact the Maplewood Police Department , at ( 973 ) 762 - 3400 .
Captain N . Malloy
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