Police Investigate Armed Robberies in Paterson, NJ - NBC New York

Police Investigate Armed Robberies in Paterson, NJ



    Armed Robbers Target NJ Store Owners

    Police release security video in a violent crime spree, where crooks are targeting specific store owners in Paterson, N.J. So far, nine spots have been hit. Police say in each case the victims all seem to fit the same description. News 4's Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Monday, Jan. 14, 2013)

    A group of robbers has been targeting bodegas and liquor stores in Paterson, N.J., police say.

    The robbers have been targeting the stores between about 9:30 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. in the last 30 days, according to police. They appear to be linked because of similarities in the suspects' descriptions and the way they've been carried out. 

    Police say the suspects have robbed businesses at 202 Ryserson Ave., 296 Preakness Ave., 506 Union Ave., 199 Sheridan Ave., 249 Straight St., 62 Montclair Ave., 186 5th Ave., 865 Main St. and 459 McBride.

    It appears two armed robbers enter the store while a third acts as a lookout. 

    According to one of the victims, store owner Reyes Ferman, the robbers said, "Give me the money, give me the money. Hurry up, hurry up, no talking, no speaking with anybody." 

    Ferman said he handed over cash while his wife Judith and their two children were in the back of the store, laying low. 

    A nearby liquor store worker who was also robbed said he was "scared for his life."

    Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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