A driver for Golden River restaurant was robbed on Union and Prospect on March 26 around 11:15 p.m. The driver went to the location to deliver what turned out to be a fake order and was punched by the person who confronted him taking $392. The suspect fled on
food foot until police found him on Hawthorne Place. The suspect at the time of the robbery was wearing a hood over his face. He was later identified as a current worker at the restaurant that knew how much money the driver was carrying.
During the preliminary investigation, police found that the suspect’s girlfriend was identified as an accomplice who made the phone order and drove the suspect to the location where the robbery occurred. She was also arrested on Hawthorne Place.
If you’re a heavy sleeper make sure to lock all your doors and windows. Two homeowners found that out the hard way this week when their homes were robbed while they were sleeping.
A Midland Avenue home was burglarized on March 27 while the resident was sleeping. The resident told police that he went to bed around 11 p.m. and when he woke up he noticed that his cell phone ($200) and computer ($2,000) were missing. Police believe entry to the house was gained through an unlocked window. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Charles Cunningham at 973-509-4716.
A Grandview Avenue residence was burglarized on March 28 around 10 a.m. When the resident woke up she told police she discovered her GMC Yukon was missing and numerous drawers in her house had been opened. She also noticed that her wallet was missing and a DVD player was on her front lawn. Police believe entry to the home was gained through the unlocked front door. Items missing were keys, credit cards, $100, two cell phones, three televisions and various computer equipment.
Elizabeth Police Department was able to locate the Yukon on Spring Street in their town later that afternoon. As a result police were able to identify the suspect and make an arrest in the burglary.