MADISON, NJ – The supposed victim of a July 23 armed robbery in downtown Madison is now accused of fabricating his story, said Madison Police Chief Darren Dachisen in a statement on Thursday.

Eugenio Munoz Castillo, 50, of Madison told police he was ordered to get on the ground by two tall men wearing dark clothes and masks while entering a covered driveway near the British Home Emporium, according to police. He claimed one or both of the robbers was carrying what appeared to be a gun, police said.

During the investigation, detectives obtained video footage from the Nautilus Diner and other area businesses and determined the robbery did not occur, police said. Castillo was arrested and charged with filing a false police report.

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While Castillo was being processed at Madison Police Headquarters, police determined that he is a fugitive wanted in Costa Rica on child rape charges.

Castillo is now being held at the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of his first court appearance. Madison police said they do not currently have a motive.

“The incident put responding officers from Madison, surrounding towns and our citizens in jeopardy while causing public alarm,” Dachisen said.

Reporting for this story was provided by Lindsay Ireland.

Chatham Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Firearm Use in Susan Drive 'Shots Fired' Incident

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Sergey Radushinskiy, 69, a resident of Chatham Township, pled guilty Monday in Morris County Superior Court to the unlawful possession of a loaded rifle on a public street, according to a published report in the Daily Record.

Radushinskiy had been taken into custody last January after Chatham Township Police Officer Sean Lampf responded to a 9-1-1 call of shots fired early Sunday morning on Susan Drive in Chatham Township. Lampf found Radushinskiy in the road and and took him into custody.

Radushinskiy will be sentenced next month.

Lampf reported that Radushinskiy had fired a bullet from a rifle into a neighbor's car, which was unoccupied and parked in a driveway on Susan Drive. 

Reporting for this story was provided by TAPinto Chatham Staff.