EDISON – On Tuesday, May 15, Perth Amboy police arrested a suspect in four robberies that have taken place in recent weeks.
Edison resident Wilfredo Albino Pagan, 24, was charged with four counts of robbery, one count of possession of a weapon, and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, authorities said.
On Wednesday, March 14, at 8:26 am, a victim was walking near 483 State Street when a suspect approached her and grabbed her by the neck, pulled a chain from her neck and pushed her to the ground before fleeing. Bail was set at $100,000.00 with no 10% option.
On Tuesday, March 20 at 2:57 pm, in the rear of the 148 Smith Street, the suspect approached a victim who was in her car. He asked her to roll down window; the suspect then put a gun to her neck, grabbed her chain and punched her in the face before fleeing the area. Bail was set $250,000.00 no 10% option.
Later that day, at approximately 7 p.m., a victim was walking on Maple Street with her child when the suspect approached her. He pushed the child to the side and grabbed her purse before fleeing the area. Bail was set at $50,000.00 with no 10% option.
On Monday, May 11 at 4:05 p.m., a victim was walking north on Elm Street pushing a child in a stroller when a suspect came from behind and ripped the chain from her neck before fleeing the area. Bail was set at $50,000.00 with no 10% option.
Detective Sandra Rivera conducted the investigation which led to Pagan’s arrest. Judge Maria Del Villa-Koch set bail at a total of $450,000 for all the charges, with no ten percent option.
The charges against Pagan are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.
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