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Belleville Woman Arrested for Newark Armed Robbery, Kidnapping

By rlsmetro on

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.