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Man Robbed at Gunpoint Behind Maplewood Business


“ By: Richard L. Smith 

Authorities in Maplewwond are investigating an armed robber in Maplewood on Tuesday. 

According to Maplewood Police, at approximately 11:27 p.m. officers responded to the area of the Village Coffee Shop located at 166 Maplewood Avenue on a report of an Armed Robbery. 

Police learned that the caller, a 28-year-old Maplewood resident, reported that he was robbed at gunpoint by two males at the rear of the Village Coffee Shop. 

Police said that one of the suspects was described as a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a large red V on the back and red lettering on the chest area, black shorts, a full head covering, and white socks with Crocs. 

According to the Police, suspect two was described as a black male wearing an all-black jacket with a white or grey surgical mask. 

Both males then fled Northbound on Maplewood Avenue behind the BCB Bank towards Durand Road. 

No physical contact was made with the victim and he was not injured during the incident. 

The Detective Bureau is actively investigating this incident and extra patrols have been assigned to the area.


CLARIFICATION: An earlier version of this story erroneously stated that the incident happened at 12:27 p.m.  That has since been corrected to reflect the current and proper time. Our apologies.