Essex County police officials are crediting several Newark Police officers for capturing an armed robbery suspect who attempted to rob a business in East Orange Monday morning.
According to a statement released from East Orange Police, at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Monday, police responded to an armed robbery report in progress at the Dunkin Donuts on Tremont Avenue.
The suspect later identified as Mr. Robert L. Green, 53, of East Orange, held up the Dunkin Donuts at gunpoint, taking several hundred dollars in cash.
According to residents in the area, the store manager ran out the back door screaming for help and pointing at the suspect who had just robbed the place.
Newark Police officers, who were already on routine border patrol in the area, said Green attempted to flee in a taxi cab he had taken from Belleville, where he allegedly just held up a dry cleaners business.
The manager -while screaming- immediately flagged down the Newark Police border patrol unit, who then apprehended Green and handed him over to EOPD.
Police charged Green with armed robbery, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.
East Orange Police said there were no physical injuries.
EDITORIAL CORRECTION: An image posted for the current suspect wrongfully depicted -another- Mr. Robert W. Green who is also listed in The Essex County Department of Corrections files but was not connected to this East Orange robbery incident.