EDISON — A joint investigation by the Edison and Woodbridge police departments resulted in the arrest of six suspects connected to armed robberies that occurred in both townships in September, authorities announced today.
Edison police detective Ted Hamer and Woodbridge police detective Mitch Platt began their investigation on Sept. 24, after suspects Christine Deandrade, 26, of Edison and Kimberly Collins, 23, of South Amboy pawned Samsung cell phones at Woodbridge Center Mall that had been reported stolen from victims of a Sept. 10 knifepoint robbery at Menlo Park Mall in Edison.
They noted similarities between that robbery and others that took place in Woodbridge Township between Sept. 9 and 10.
Deandrade’s husband, Sean Kaiser, 31, was arrested on Sept. 25 and charged with the Menlo Park Mall robbery. He is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $500,000 full bail, authorities said.
Deandrade and Collins were arrested on Oct. 1 and charged with hindering Kaiser’s apprehension. They were released on their own recognizance.
Woodbridge police arrested Thomas Jones, 19, of Edison today, the final suspect wanted in connection with the armed robberies, police said.
Also charged in connection with the Woodbridge armed robberies were Kelly Tomcsik of Edison and John Perricone of Colonia, police said.
Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan said, “I am extremely proud of the detective’s involved in this investigation. Through their collective hard work, dedication and sharing of information between both Edison and Woodbridge, several dangerous criminals are off of the streets.”
The charges against the suspects are merely accusations; they are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
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