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Woman Robbed at Gunpoint in Montclair

Victim said she threw purse to the ground when thief pointed weapon and demanded her money.

Montclair Police
Montclair Police

A woman visiting relatives on Madison Avenue was robbed at gunpoint Saturday afternoon, Montclair Police Lt. Det. Angel Roman said.

The victim told police she was on the front porch of her family's house at 3:15 p.m. when a man approached her saying, “Give me all your (expletive) money.”

When she turned around, the man was pointing a gun at her so she threw her purse to the ground.

The thief grabbed the handbag and ran, fleeing north in a silver sedan.

The thief was described as a black male with dark complexion, wearing a black neoprene ski mask with one large opening for both eyes and a black hooded sweatshirt. The gun was described as a semiautomatic handgun.

The victim said she noticed what could have been the same man standing by a car with the hood up when she was heading toward the house. He appeared to be working on the car.

The purse, which contained credit cards and an iPhone, was later found near the firehouse on Pine Street.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Joseph Anderson at 973-509-4706.

Susan Bradley January 17, 2014 at 09:36 AM
What is wrong with people?!
Rolex21 January 18, 2014 at 06:10 PM
The judicial system in New Jersey is too lenient. The punishments need to be severe and consistently enforced. Retribution to the victims also needs to be mandatory.
Marc A. January 19, 2014 at 09:14 AM
Awareness of one's surroundings, the people in them, and their behavior is essential for personal safety. The woman saw the man before the robbery but did not continue to watch him. Any stranger is a potential friend or foe; one should keep an eye on ALL strangers in one's vicinity. www.attackproof.com
Tom February 15, 2014 at 08:15 AM
I wonder if Montclair realtors are telling potential homebuyers of these violent crimes??

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