Bloomfield police arrested 3 suspects (Lee Jones, 23, of Newark; Isaiah Hayes, 21, of Newark; and Worthy Shannon, 18, of Bloomfield) in connection with robberies that took place in Bloomfield and Belleville. Three suspects were charged with two counts of Robbery in Bloomfield (Lexington Ave and Willard) and one count of robbery in Belleville (Harrison Street)
The full report from Officer Ralph Marotti of the Bloomfield PD:
On December 23, 2016 at approximately 6:00pm Bloomfield Police were dispatched to Lexington Avenue on a reported Robbery. The female victim a Bloomfield resident reported she was robbed at the intersection of Lexington Ave and Florence Ave. The victim stated two black males exited a small vehicle and approached her pushing her to the ground. She was choked and robbed of her bag containing money and identification. The suspects fled towards Grove St. The victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Shortly before the call of the robbery at Lexington Ave, Belleville experienced a robbery at 73 Harrison Street with two suspects and vehicle matching the robbery in Bloomfield. The information from both robberies were relayed to surrounding police agencies with a description of the suspects and vehicle.
An Essex County Sheriff’s Patrol Unit located the suspect vehicle and initiated a motor vehicle stop on Watsessing Ave near the entrance of 8 Franklin Street. Bloomfield and Belleville Units arrived on scene to assist with the stop. The motor vehicle stop led to the arrest of three suspects along with the recovery of property belonging to the victim of the Bloomfield Robbery and Belleville Robbery. The items were located inside the suspect’s vehicle
All three suspects were charged with Robbery, Receiving Stolen Property, Conspiracy and Possession of CDS. Honorable Judge Pirone set a bail amount of $75,000.00 with no 10% for Lee Jones and Worthy Shannon and a bail amount of $50,000 with no 10% option for Isaiah Hayes.
The suspects were additionally charged with the robbery occurring on Willard Avenue on 12/23/2016 at 5:00pm. The victim a juvenile male was robbed of money and his cell phone.
Police Director Samuel DeMaio commended the collaborative work amongst the three agencies in bringing these extremely dangerous criminals to justice. We have an extreme value for our partnerships with our neighboring agencies.