On Tuesday, June 13, officers responded to the Exxon Gas Station on Bloomfield Avenue on a report of an armed robbery. An individual reported that he was standing inside of the gas attendant vestibule with the sliding door open. He reported that three males walked up to the vestibule and one grabbed him by the neck and pointed a silver handgun at him, demanding money. One of the other males then went into the individual’s pockets and grabbed the cash he had from working that night (approximately $120). All three males then left and ran south on Elm Street out of view. The males were described as being between the ages of 18 and 21 and wore black sweatpants and black hooded sweatshirts. Two of the males had on black ski masks and one had on a red and black ski mask.
The following additional activity has been reported by Montclair Police in their weekly blotter.
Motor Vehicle Crime
Wednesday, June 7: Officers patrolling the area of Alexander Avenue located aKia Optima with a broken rear passenger side window and a broken steering column. The vehicle was unoccupied with the engine still running. Officers made contact with the owner who was in Newark and unaware that her vehicle had been stolen.
Wednesday, June 7: A 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee was reported stolen from an Overlook Road driveway.
Thursday, June 8: A complainant reported that his rental car was entered during the overnight hours on Midland Avenue. His work computer and computer bag were located in the car. There was no reported damage to the vehicle and no other items were missing. The computer was valued at approximately $1,500.
Friday, June 9: A resident reported that their 2021 BMW X5 was stolen from the driveway on Upper Mountain Avenue during the overnight hours.
Friday, June 9: A resident reported a burglary and theft of a motor vehicle at her residence. The resident reported that their black BMW SUV was just stolen and was last seen going east on Oxford Street toward Ridgewood Avenue. A dark colored Kia was left running on Walnut Crescent facing Oxford Street. The vehicle was determined to be a stolen vehicle from the NJIT Police Department in Newark. The residents reported that they were sleeping when they heard the alarm system advise that the front door was being opened. As the resident went downstairs, she saw the front door slightly open and three males stealing the BMW X3. They were described as being between the ages of 18 and 20, two wearing black hooded sweatshirts, and one wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.
Monday, June 12: A 36-year-old female from Newark was charged with shoplifting from the Acme on Valley Road.