Man Accused of Attacking, Robbing Pregnant NJ Transit Driver: Prosecutors

What to Know

  • Man who allegedly attacked and robbed a pregnant NJ Transit bus driver of her cell phone while she was on duty last month is facing charges
  • Union County prosecutors say Andre Dawson III, 29, is charged with robbery, assault and assault on a bus operator
  • The attack occurred Jan. 28 in Elizabeth at around 4:35 p.m.; Attorney information for Dawson was not immediately known

A man who allegedly attacked and robbed a pregnant New Jersey Transit bus driver of her cell phone while she was on duty last month is facing charges.

Union County prosecutors say Andre Dawson III, 29, is charged with robbery, assault and assault on a bus operator.

The attack occurred Jan. 28 in Elizabeth at around 4:35 p.m., according to prosecutors.

Police officers responding to a reported assault allegedly found the driver had been robbed of her cell phone and suffered with bumps, cuts and bruises.

The victim was treated at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth for her injuries.

Authorities say the attacker fled before officers arrived.

Investigators identified Dawson, of Union Township, as the suspect and arrested him Wednesday. He faces up to 20 years in prison if he's convicted on all charges.

Attorney information for Dawson was not immediately known.

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