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Two Women Mugged in 1st Ward on Tuesday

PATERSON, NJ - City police say they are investigating whether two 1st Ward muggings that happened 90 minutes apart Tuesday night were committed by the same man.

In the first incident, a 21-year-old woman told authorities she was walking near the corner of Temple and N. 3rd streets at about 8 pm when a man wearing a hoodies came up from behind her, knocked her to the ground and took her purse, police said.

About 90 minutes later, a 32-year-old woman was robbed of her purse under similar circumstances near 162 West Broadway, police said.

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Authorities are asking anyone with information on the crimes to call Det. Jimmy Maldonado at 973-321-1120.

 

Editor's Note: These criminal charges are mere accusations. Each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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