PATERSON, NJ- The investigative work of the Paterson Police Department and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of a local man in connection with two armed robberies that took place on Monday.

According to a report released by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald and Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, Timothy Simmons, 29, was apprehended  arrested and charged with several counts including Attempted Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Handgun on Friday. 

According to sentencing guidelines Simmons faces up to 20 years in State Prison.

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On the day in question Simmons is alleged to have robbed a 44-year-old Paterson woman just after 7:00 a.m. in the area of 176 East 22nd Street, as well as a 27-year-old male a few hours later in the area of 415 Crosby Street.

The victim of the second robbery reported to police that Simmons fired his handgun at him while fleeing.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact their our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or to contact the Paterson Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.