Authorities in Irvington Township are actively trying to determine if suspects captured in an overnight pursuit has conducted multiple armed robberies in the Township and the Essex County region.
According to a preliminary investigation and information obtained by RLS Media, Irvington Township Mayor Tony Vauss reported that at approximately 3 a.m. Tuesday, three non-residents were approached by two armed suspects as they exited a party bus that returned to the area of the bus depot from NYC.
Mayor Vauss said the suspects also stole the vehicle of a 28-year-old resident during the incident.
On Wednesday evening, authorities in Essex County alerted officers in the region to be on the lookout for approximately five armed suspects driving a black 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander with Texas license plates wanted for robberies in several cities in the county.
According to police, at approximately 10:55 p.m, police in Newark came across that vehicle in the city's South Ward. They attempted to get the driver to stop, which ultimately resulted in a high-speed pursuit.
According to police, the pursuit touched off on several streets in Newark's Upper West Ward before the suspects bailed from the vehicle on 16th Avenue on the Newark-Irvington border.
Police arrested the male driver and a female accomplice after a brief pursuit and without further incident.
Police say the car that the suspects were occupying was not the vehicle taken in Irvington Township.
Irvington Township Mayor said no one was injured during the incident and The Irvington Police Detective Division is investigating the matter.
Any with information can call 973-416-7776