PATERSON, NJ - Three suspects charged with committing 13 robberies in the city over a four-month span were arrested Tuesday by Paterson police.
Jahrie Samudio, 36; Jimmie Jones, 35; and a 16-year-old juvenile male--all Paterson residents-- are suspected of committing 13 armed robberies, many in the Riverside section of the city, between April and July of this year.
According to police, during each armed robbery, two of the suspects would enter the establishment brandishing handguns and would demand money from the employees and patrons. The suspects would then flee the location and depart in an awaiting motor vehicle. The Paterson Police Major Crimes Unit created a Robbery Task Force which was currently investing the robberies prior to the apprehension of the three suspects.
Paterson police reported the following in their press release on the arrests:
"On July 8, 2017, Passaic County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Americo Escobar, Deputy Rabindranath Ramrattansingh, along with Paterson Police Officer Evelyn Gonzalez responded to an armed robbery at 459 River Street. Upon arrival, the deputies and officers were directed to Jones and the juvenile male who were fleeing the location. After a brief foot pursuit, the two were detained in the area of River Street and Putnam Street. The deputies and officer also recovered three firearms which are believed to be the weapons used during the robberies. The pair was then transported to the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department where Detectives of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the Paterson Police Department interviewed both suspects. The investigation led to the Paterson Police Department Major Crimes Unit charging the pair with an additional (12) armed robberies and related criminal offenses. Samudio was also charged however he was not apprehended at the time.
"On August 3, 2017, Paterson Police Detectives Rafael Fermin and Kelvin Matos were working an off-duty assignment at Chamberlain Avenue and Redwood Avenue when the detectives observed Samudio sitting in the passenger seat of a passing motor vehicle. The detectives relayed Samudio’s direction of travel via police radio, which led to Paterson Police stopping the motor vehicle and ultimately arresting Samudio without incident."