Skip to main content

Police Arrest Four in Connection with a Robbery in Paramus


The Paramus Police Department announces the arrest of Manuel Pimentel -Reyes, 20, of Hackensack, along with a 17-year-old male from Maywood, a 17-year-old male of Hackensack, and a 16-year-old male of Hackensack for Robbery.

According to police, on Thursday, April 14, at approximately 8:58 p.m., the Paramus Police Department responded to the South Parking Garage, 5th Floor, at the Garden State Plaza in regards to a robbery. 

Upon arrival, police officers interviewed the 16-year-old victim, who resides in Hackensack. 

Police said that the victim reported that a friend had led him to the parking garage to meet some other acquaintances of theirs. 

When the victim arrived on the 5th floor, his friend and three other suspects, including the adult, Manuel Pimentel-Reyes, began punching and kicking him. 

According to police, the suspects then stole $3000 cash, a black H&M Jacket and a pair of Apple Air Pods. 

All four suspects then fled in a vehicle.

Police said that the victim refused medical aid and was transported to Paramus Police Headquarters, where he met with Paramus Detective Jon Umanzor and Detective Nick Luciano. 

Both detectives, with the assistance of the victim, were quickly able to identify all of the suspects. 

According to police, all three juvenile suspects turned themselves into police headquarters after being contacted by the detectives. 

The juvenile suspects’ parents also responded.  The three juveniles were charged as juveniles with robbery and were released to their parents until their court date. 

Police said that Manual Pimentel-Reyes turned himself in on Saturday, April 16. 

He was charged with robbery, booked and processed, then remanded to Bergen County Jail pending a bail hearing. 

The defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.