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Cell Phone and Automobile Stolen in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following items were reported by the Maplewood Police Department:

January 11, 2014; Robbery: At approximately 840 PM, an adult female was walking on Jacoby St and talking on her cell phone.  She was approached from behind by at least two males that displayed handguns and demanded her phone and money.  The actors took the phone and her cash and fled on 44th St towards Irvington.  The victim was not injured.

January 12, 2014; Stolen Motor Vehicle:   During the overnight hours a VW Passat was stolen from the driveway of a Hillcrest Rd residence.  The vehicle was later recovered in Newark.

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.

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