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Robbers Strongarm 2 Minors in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Police are investigating a robbery involving multiple suspects.

Two minors reported that they were robbed by a group of six or seven black males while the two were standing on the corner of Valley Street and First Street at about 10:40 p.m. on April 12. The suspects, reported to be between 17 and 19 years old, stole a cell phone and a pair of sneakers from the victims. No weapon was involved in the incident.  Responding officers searched the area with no results.

In a separate incident, one person was arrested on chrages of indecent exposure.

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Kevin Davy, 22, of South Orange, was arrested when police responded to reports of a black male exposing himself on the train station platform shortly after 5 p.m. on April 4. Davy was identified and arrested without incident.

In other police news:                           

  • Yusef McGaskiee, 32, of Newark, was arrested for trespassing when he was spotted on the back porch of a vacant Sinclair Terrace house at approximately 10 a.m. on April 13.
  • A Western Drive North resident told police that someone stole eight landscaped bushes from the front of his home sometime during the weekend of April 12.

Source: South Orange Police Blotter

The reporter is a student participating in hyperlocal journalism partnership between The Alternative Press and Seton Hall University's Department of Communication & The Arts.

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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