4 robberies investigated in Trenton

October 4, 2009 5:02:56 PM PDT
Police are investigating four robberies in Trenton, New Jersey. The first robbery occurred on Friday, October 2, 2009 at approximately 10:45 pm in the 400 block of Hamilton Avenue in Columbus Park, Trenton, NJ. The victim was Delgado Brown, 19, of Trenton, NJ. Timothy Pack, 19, and a 17-year-old juvenile offender were taken into custody.

It was reported that while the victim was walking his dog in the park the two suspects approached and engaged him in a conversation. During this time one of the suspects punched the victim in the chest, while the other attempted to take his dog. But, it was not the suspect's lucky day; Trenton Police Officers Edwin Holmes and Bobby Villa were patrolling the area of Columbus Park and witnessed the robbery taking place. The officers acted quickly and without any further incident arrested both of the suspects.

The suspects were transported to police headquarters and based on the information available Detective Samuel Gonzalez charged both with the crime of robbery.

The second incident was an armed robbery with a gun and it occurred on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at approximately 10:10 am in the 20th block of North Logan Avenue, Trenton, NJ. The victim was Carlos Estrada, 29 of Trenton, NJ.

It was reported that after the victim left a local grocery store and while walking home he observed the two suspects, but continued walking home. At this time the victim was approached from behind and felt an object that was placed to the back of his head. The object appeared to be a gun. During this time the suspects went through the victim's pockets and removed approximately $190. After the suspects took the victim's money they fled the area.

The first suspect was described as a black male, 20 to 25 year old, 6'2 to 6'3 tall, approximately 200 pounds, wearing a purple hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The second suspect was described as a black male, 20 to 25 year old, 5'6 to 5'8 tall wearing all dark clothing.

The third investigation was an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at approximately 4:15 pm at Mark's Clothing Store located in the 1200 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, Trenton, NJ. There were two victims, Dashon Silas, 19, of Trenton, NJ and Nicole Glenn, 31, of Philadelphia, Pa. It was reported that both suspects entered the store and started examining the merchandise as if they were looking to buy something. But, then both suspects left the store without making a purchase. Approximately 20 minutes later the two male suspects returned to the store.

At this time one of the suspects continued looking at the merchandise, while the other sat down in a chair. The female victim attempted to speak to the suspect that was sitting on the chair, only for the suspect to suddenly slam the door shut and produce a long barreled black revolver. At this time both victims were ordered to get on the floor. During this time both victims were deprived of their money and cell phones. The suspects then fled the store.

The first suspect was described as a 16 to 18 year old black male, 5'05, thin build, dark complexion, clean-shaven wearing brown hoodie and blue jeans. The second suspect was described as a 16 to 18 year old black male, 5'05, thin build, dark complexion with a fresh brush burn type mark on his left cheek. The fourth robbery occurred on Sunday, October 04, 2009 at approximately 2:19 am in the 100th block of South Olden Avenue - Total Fuel Gas Station, Trenton, NJ. The victim of this robbery was Mohammad Khan, 61, of Hamilton Twp, NJ.

It was reported that while Mr. Khan was on duty at the gas station a female suspect approached him and asked for money. The victim relayed to the female suspect that he had no money. At this time the female suspect sprayed the victim's eye with some type of pepper spray and then hit him in the head, which caused the victim to fall to the ground. The suspect then went through the victim's pockets and removed $200. The suspect then fled the scene. The victim was described as a 40 year old black female, 5' tall, 160 pounds, wearing a plaid shirt and blue jeans.

Trenton Police Criminal Investigation Bureau would like to urge anyone with information pertaining to any of the above investigation to contact the Trenton Police Confidential Tip Line.

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