A Union County resident was arrested today in connection with a robbery and theft of electronics that occurred on January 7, in Hillside.
Officials said Mr. Adrien Doudley, of Union, 22, is charged with second-degree robbery and third-degree theft.
According to police, Hillside Police officers took a report of a robbery and theft of a PlayStation 5 and a PlayStation 4 from a Hillside resident at approximately 7:55 p.m. on Thursday, January 7.
The victim used an online application to arrange the sale of the items to the suspect.
Police said upon arriving at the agreed location, the suspect asked the victim to prove the items he was going to purchase were in working condition.
The victim left the location to respond back to his residence and noticed the suspect had followed him.
According to police, the suspect then assaulted the victim and stole both of the PlayStation consoles.
After just days of gathering evidence, the Hillside detectives were able to develop a suspect, identified as Adrien Doudley.
Further investigation led to a warrant being issued for Mr. Doudley in connection with the case.
Police say on January 19, Union County Sheriffs arrested Mr. Doudley on the outstanding warrant. He was processed and lodged in the Union County Jail pending a first appearance.
Chief Vincent Ricciardi said, "The Hillside Police Department continues to make it clear that we will not tolerate those who come here with malicious intentions to victimize others. This is yet another example of the diligence and skill of our officers and detectives. I am truly pleased to provide our community with highly effective police services."