On 11/4/11 at approximately 2:45 AM, police were dispatched to the area of Orange Road and Linden Avenue on a report of an armed robbery. The victim, a twenty-seven year old Montclair resident, stated that he was walking home from work when he heard someone walking behind him on Orange Road. He looked to see if anyone was following him and observed two individuals. One individual is described as a black male, 5’11”, heavyset, twenty-five to twenty-seven years old, and last seen wearing a red-colored hooded sweatshirt . The other individual is described as a dark-skinned black male, 5’11, skinny, with dreadlocks, approximately twenty-one years old and last seen wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt and red shorts with black stripes.
The victim stated that the individual wearing shorts brandished a black handgun, possibly a 9mm. The pair then took the victim’s cell phone and $35 in cash before the male with the handgun struck the victim in the face with the weapon. The suspects then fled and were last seen on Linden Avenue. A composite sketch of one of the suspects is attached.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective Joseph Anderson at 973-509-4706.