Police in Wayne took a woman into custody and charged her with a robbery that occurred in 2021.
Police said on December 30, 2021, Wayne Patrol Officers responded to Ski Barn on Route 23 for a reported robbery in which the suspects assaulted an employee of the store.
According to authorities, Wayne Officers arrived and found the employee recovering from the effects of pepper spray.
The employee had confronted the suspects as they fled and recovered a bag of merchandise from the woman and a coat from the male.
Police say the suspects escaped from the area in a Honda Accord.
Members of the Wayne Police Detective Bureau responded to investigate the robbery.
The pepper-sprayed employee suffered a minor injury and it was determined that the value of the theft exceeded $1,000.
A review of video footage showed that as the employee approached the fleeing female suspects, one pepper sprayed him while the other attempted to utilize a stun gun against him.
Police said the employee was able to knock the stun gun from the suspect’s hand before it was deployed.
An investigation by Detective Adrian Sulejmani yielded video evidence from multiple locations. It was determined that the same suspects committed a theft at the Ski Barn in Paramus.
A temporary license plate number was caught on video, which led to the identification of one suspect with a criminal history that included a robbery in which a stun gun was used.
Police say a further investigation revealed that the suspect’s phone was used in the area and time of the robbery in Wayne.
An arrest warrant was issued for Shavani C. Robinson, 34, of Newark. She was charged with Second Degree Robbery.
According to police, on August 19th, 2022, Ms. Robinson was arrested by the West Caldwell Police Department on an outstanding warrant and was turned over to Wayne Police.
She was then placed in Passaic County Jail.
The charges against Ms. Robinson are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.