Montclair Police arrested Roberto Morales, 20, of Newark, in connection with an armed robbery at the Claremont Avenue Subway on January 16.
At approximately 10pm, a Subway employee reports that he was behind the counter when a white/Hispanic male in his late teens or early 20’s entered the store wearing a ski mask. The suspect approached the cash register stating,”Give me the money. This is a stick-up” and displayed a handgun hidden in his waistband.
The suspect made off with about $400. After further investigation, detectives identified the suspect as a former employee of the Claremont Avenue sandwich shop. Morales was arrested at his residence the following day and charged with robbery. Bail on Morales was set at $100,000 bond/ $10,000 cash.
MPD reported two other burglary/robbery arrests this week:
Strong-Arm Robbery Arrest: On the afternoon of January 16, police were called to Park Street on a report of a man burglarizing a vehicle. According to the witness, he saw a man entering the 1998 Ford Explorer owned by a co-worker. When confronted, the suspect struggled with the witnesses in an attempt to flee the scene.
Upon arrival, police arrested Saveon Hayles, 18, of Montclair. In Hayles’ pocket was loose change that he admitted to stealing from the Explorer. Hayles was charged with robbery and burglary and held on $100,000 bond/ $10,000 cash.
Burglary Arrest: At 4:45 am on Jan 21, police responded to South Willow Street for a reported burglary to an apartment. According to the victim, he returned to his apartment to discover a neighbor inside.
Witnesses state that Suzanne Clark-Caprio, 51, tried to force her way into the apartment by kicking in the front door. After that didn’t work, the suspect forced the lock with a kitchen knife and got inside the apartment. Nothing was reported missing, though there was minor property damage inside reportedly caused by Clark-Caprio. Police located Clark-Caprio and arrested her, charging her with burglary and criminal mischief.