Police officials in Newark announced the arrest of Mr.Francisco Maldonado-Jones, 31, of Newark, in connection with an armed business robbery that occurred on Wednesday, July 8.
According to police, at approximately 7:40 p.m., a male suspect entered Family Dollar, located at 139 7th Avenue, brandished a broken bottle and demanded cash from the register.
Police say Jones fled on foot, walking east on 7th Avenue.
Detectives investigating this incident identified Francisco Maldonado-Jones as the suspect and he was arrested today without incident.
Police charge Maldonado-Jones with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
These charges are merely accusations. Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.