PATERSON, NJ - A 17 year old male was arrested Thursday morning in connection with an armed robbery.

According to Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale the incident began at approximately 10:23 a.m. when a private citizen flagged down Police Officer Maribel Seabrooks and reported that “El Fogon” Restaurant, 475 Union Avenue, was being robbed.

The report states that immediately upon arriving at the scene Seabrooks observed two males exiting the restaurant, both fleeing on foot.

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With descriptions of the suspects broadcast to all responding units and Officer Eddie Romero quickly apprehended the 17-year-old whose name has not been released because of his age.

An investigation is continuing to determine the identity of the second suspect.