Armed robbery duo strikes again

April 23, 2009 7:25:40 AM PDT
It is potentially a lethal mix for two hold-up men. They've hit store after store, threatening to kill if they don't get what they want. The pair has a certain tactic that they use with each robbery, and police say that's what they used on Wednesday.

Police say one man pretends to shop and while the store clerk is ringing him up, the other man pulls a gun and points it at the clerk. That's when the clerk is threatened to hand over all the cash in the store, or be killed.

The pair of robbers has hit at least 12 stores and restaurants in Bergen County and the surrounding area -- and they're getting more dangerous.

"These kind of robbers, especially striking in the middle of the day...a customer could come in...or a police officer could come in during the middle of a robbery and this could potentially turn into a shootout," Morris County prosecutor Robert Bianchi said.

The latest incident happened at Radio Shack in Clifton around 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The spree began at a T-Mobile in Passaic on April 11.

The men apparently robbed a Dunkin' Donuts on Route 46 west Monday afternoon.

Police say one of the men displays a handgun, and then the pair flee on foot.

The robbers are described as light-skinned Hispanic males. One is in his 20s, approximately 5-foot-7. The second suspect is 5-foot-2.

The men have reportedly hit:

  • Paterson - Union Wireless, 281 Union Avenue; Robi Global Services, 311 Redwood Avenue
  • Clifton - Two Radio Shacks, one on Bloomfield Avenue and one on Route 46
  • Passaic - T-Mobile, 586 Main Street
  • Newark - Cell Shop, 244 Broadway
  • Totowa - Dunkin Donuts, Radio Shack, both on Route 46
  • Paramus - Dunkin Donuts on Route 17
  • North Bergen - Quick Wireless, 8403 Kennedy Boulevard
  • Pine Brook - Dunkin Donuts, Route 46
  • South Hackensack - Burger King, Route 46
  • Ramsey - McDonalds, Route 17


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