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Montclair Police Apprehend Suspect who Stabbed Craigslist Seller

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Sunday evening, a man arrived at Denville Hospital with stab wounds to the shoulder and leg stating that he had been assaulted in Montclair.

Montclair Detectives responded and interviewed the 22 year old male victim from Hopatcong.

While delivering electronic items advertised on Craigslist to a perspective buyer, the victim stated that they had arranged to meet in the parking Lot of TD Bank, located at 233 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. 

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When he met with the female suspect, she took a tablet and a digital camera from the victim and fled on foot.  The victim stated that he pursued the suspect and caught her in the Lackawanna Mall parking lot. 

After being caught, the suspect then pulled a knife and stabbed the victim in the shoulder and the leg. The victim was treated for non life threatening injuries and later released from the hospital.

Montclair police officers were successful in identifying the actor as Naji Love, 20, of Montclair, after following a trail of blood from the scene. 

Love sustained a wound to the hand and sought treatment at UMDNJ Hospital, where police officers found her. Lt. David O'Dowd of the Montclair Police Department said, "She was placed under arrest and charged with Aggravated Assault, Weapons offenses, and Theft."

The proceeds from this incident were recovered. "Bail was set at $40,000," he continued. 

During the summer of 2013, Love was shot at on Elmwood Avenue in July and narrowly escaped. Then, just a block away from Mission Street a month later in 2013, Love became the victim of a violent crime when she was shot and critically wounded, resulting in her being placed on a ventillator because of her injures.

Love remains in custody at the time of this report and the investigation is ongoing. 

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