PERTH AMBOY – Police are seeking the suspect in a Sunday afternoon robbery that took place on the 400 block of State Street.
Officers responded to the location at 1:17 p.m. on Dec. 18. The victim told police that he was grabbed from behind by an African-American man who pointed a silver handgun at him and demanded money. The victim turned over $250 cash and the robber grabbed the victim’s mobile phone before fleeing on foot.
The victim followed the robber to the interection of Washington and Mechanic streets, where he saw the robber get into a black, four-door, Lexus RX Wagon that was waiting; the vehicle in question is registered to an Edison address, police said.
Police are asking that anyone with information call Detective Stephen Petrosino at 1-732-324-3832 or the Tips line at 1-732-324-3828.
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