Two Essex County Men were arrested and charged with robbing a store in Bloomfield on Wednesday, March 10th.
According to a statement released by police, Mr. Ethan Lozada, 20 and Mr. Anthony Dagata, 21, both of Belleville, were taken into custody and charged with the crime.
Authorities say Bloomfield Officers responded to 73 Belleville Ave (Krauszers Food Mart) on a report of an armed robbery that just occurred.
Upon the officer’s arrival, police say the store manager advised officers that two males entered the store and brandished a large knife.
The men allegedly demanded the money in the cash register and several packs of Newport cigarettes before fleeing on foot at the rear of the store.
They were last seen at the Davey Street Apartment Complex, according to police.
Officers located two men fitting the description, later identified as Mr. Lozada and Mr. Dagata.
Both were arrested on the incident and transported to Bloomfield HQ, where they were charged with armed robbery, possession of weapon offenses and transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility.
The incident remains under investigation.