Union Man Wanted for Robbing Man of $1900 During Craigslist Exchange in Maplewood

According to police, they are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at 49 Princeton Street in Maplewood

Police say the victim, a 55-year-old Mahwah resident, stated that he met with an unknown male from Craigslist to purchase an IPhone Max for $750.00.

According to police, the subject, described as a black male, 25 -years-old, 5"11, wearing dark clothing did not turn over the phone in exchange.

Police say instead the suspect produced a black, handgun and ordered the victim to give him the money.

The suspect then searched the victim and removed $1900.00 in cash from his front pocket, then fled the area southbound on Lexington Avenue according to police.

The victim was not harmed during the incident.

A search and canvas of the area was negative for the suspect or any additional information.

The Detective Bureau has identified a person of interest at this time and believe he is a resident of Union according to police.

Police say the suspects has also committed the same crime in Union over there weekend.

Maplewood Police wants to highlight that when something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Police say personal safety is important so don't go alone.

​​​”Meet in a public place such as the police station”.