Police officials in Newark said Mr. Tyrone Boykins, 24, of Newark, was arrested Saturday after he robbed a city resident at knifepoint in the East Ward.
According to authorities, Newark Police responded to a call about a robbery in progress at 3:45 p.m. in the 400 block of Ferry Street on Saturday.
Police said the victim told officers that a man with a box cutter took his cell phone and money.
Officers on patrol arrested Boykins moments later when they saw him in the neighborhood several blocks away at Wilson Avenue and Kossuth Street.
According to police, he was charged with robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.