For the second time in three days, a mugging has taken place in downtown Montclair. Last night, about 11 pm, a couple walking south on South Fullerton were robbed by a man who demanded their wallet, purse and cell phones at gunpoint, and then instructed them to turn around and walk back toward Bloomfield Ave. The incident took place at the corner of Hawthorne.
Nobody was hurt. Nobody was apprehended.
Montclair police say the victims described their mugger as a heavyset black male between 28 and 30, wearing jeans and a hooded sweatshirt that mostly obscured his face. Police don’t think the perpetrator was the same one involved in Saturday’s night’s pedestrian attack on Crescent, but they are stepping up patrols in the area and warn residents to avoid dark areas at night.
Anyone with a tip should contact the Montclair Police at email@example.com.