Soldier Robbed In Linden

LINDEN – A 24-year-old Linden soldier was armed at gunpoint last week, according to police.

The victim was walking on Roselle Street at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, when he was approached by two men near the intersection of Roselle and East Curtis streets, police said.


One of the men punched the victim in the head, while the other pulled out a black handgun and threatened him, police said. The victim resisted and identified himself as a soldier, but one of the suspects punched him in the face again and the other threatened to shoot him, he told police.

The unarmed suspect searched the victim’s pockets and took his wallet, containing $200 cash and his military identification card, police said. The suspects ran off east on East Elm Street.

The suspects were both approximately 6-feet tall, 200 pounds, and were wearing black face masks and black North Face jackets, police said.
The victim did not require medical attention, according to police.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about this crime to contact Detective Ed Adams of the Detective Bureau at 1-908-474-8537 or email

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