MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following items reported by Maplewood Police Department:
March 3, 2014; Robbery: At approximately 11 AM, a lone perpetrator entered the Elmwood Sweet Shop and displayed a handgun. The individual demanded money before fleeing in a silver vehicle.
March 4, 2014; Stolen Motor Vehicle, over the previous week a Dodge Caravan was removed from the parking lot of 50 Burnett Ave. The vehicle was later recovered in Irvington.
March 5, 2014; Attempt Robbery: At approximately 315 PM, a Juvenile female was walking on Kensington Terr when a teenage male attempted to grab her cell phone from her hand.
March 9, 2014; Robbery: At approximately 615 AM, a lone perpetrator entered the Quick Chek on Springfield Ave, displayed a handgun and removed money from the cash register. The actor then entered a vehicle in the parking lot and fled East on Springfield Ave.
All incidents are currently under investigation by the Detective Bureau. Residents are asked to practice good crime prevention techniques and secure their homes, garages and automobiles when left unattended.