ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - After an extensive search for a suspect that tried to lure a 16 year old male in his car earlier this week on West Grant Avenue in Roselle Park came to an end today when police located the suspect and the car in question.
Robert Tyson JR, age 22, of East 10th Ave Roselle, an unemployed delivery driver, was arrested today by Roselle Park Detective John Deegan.
According to Police, Deegan had received a tip that a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle, a gold or tan Chevrolet Impala, was parked and occupied in a local Union County park. The caller reported that the driver of that vehicle also matched the description of the attempted luring suspect. While en route to that location, detectives passed a vehicle they believed was the suspect from the park. They conducted a traffic stop on Locust Street in Roselle and soon confirmed that this was in fact the same vehicle.
A subsequent investigation revealed that the driver of this car, Robert Tyson, was identified as the attempted luring suspect from the April 26th incident. Tyson was arrested and has an appearance pending in the Roselle Park Municipal Court on May 12, 2016.
The incident was first reported to police on April 26, around 9:37 a.m., when a 16 year old Roselle Park resident was walking in the area of W. Clay Ave at Hawthorne St. The youth was stopped by an individual driving a gold, four door, Chevy Impala. The driver of the vehicle was described as a heavy set, African-American male, with short black hair, no facial hair, approximately in his late twenties to thirties. Once stopped the driver had a brief conversation with the juvenile that was sexually explicit in nature and tried to entice him into the vehicle. The juvenile quickly walked away in the opposite direction and the driver quickly drove away eastbound on W. Clay Ave.