MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following items were reported by the Maplewood Police Department:
May 7, 2014; Robbery; At approximately 11 PM, a pedestrian walking on Broadview Ave was approached from behind and knocked to the ground by two males in their late teens or early 20’s. One of the males then displayed a handgun while the other male took the victims laptop, bag and cell phone. Both male then fled on Overlook Ter towards Union. The victim was not injured.
May 8, 2014; Attempted Theft of Motor Vehicle; During the overnight hours an Audi parked in a driveway on Irvington Ave sustained damage to it’s door lock and ignition.
May 10, 2014; Burglary; Between 11 AM and 4 PM entry was forced to a home on Van Ness Ter. It is unknown what was taken at the time of the report.
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.