Wanted: For Armed Robbery in Montclair

Montclair Police have issued a composite sketch for a suspect in the case of a Nov. 4 armed robbery at Orange Road and Linden Ave. in the south end of Montclair.

Details follow:

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.

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  1. I wish the cops would start confronting every person they see wearing the obvious blood gang apparel of red and black. They flaunt their little costumes and plastic red necklaces all over the place, and they have been operating in Essex County since the 90’s, so no non-blood gang members or innocent citizens are wearing red “flags” and red outfits. They come speeding into our community from the Oranges via Orange Rd, looking to either prey on the residents or recruit rebellious youth in town. Please, MPD, get more aggressive. Robberies and assaults cannot be tolerated. I can’t pay the taxes I do and have house guests asking me about the blood gang posse they witnessed walking in the street by Nishuane Park on the drive over.

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