Newark Police are reporting the arrest of Desiree K. DaSilva, 22, of Belleville, for an armed robbery that occurred yesterday.
According to authorities, at approximately 5:45 a.m., a woman was robbed at knifepoint by a female in the 100-block of 4th Avenue.
Police said during the robbery, a group of concerned citizens intervened and the suspect fled on foot.
Responding police officers searched the area, and arrested the suspect, Desiree K. DaSilva, a short distance from the scene on Stone Street.
Police charged with Robbery, Kidnapping, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.
These charges are merely accusations lodged against Dasilva.
The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.