Robbery Spree: Arrests Made

11/13/2009:

Regarding those two armed robberies (plus another) that happened this week – Hoboken Police successfully nabs the culprits!

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Hoboken Police Effect Three Arrests in Robbery Spree

Hoboken Police (HPD) have made an arrest of (3) individuals responsible for a recent string of robberies in Hoboken. The first robbery occurred on Monday November 9, 2009 at 9:50 P.M. a 29 year old male Hoboken resident was walking West on 7th Street and at 459 7th Street he was approached by (2) males who brandished a black handgun and proceeded to take a Coach wallet with numerous credit cards and ID of the victim; $15.00 cash and an Apple IPhone. The actors fled the scene on foot, and were later identified as: Travis P. Reilly of Edgewater, NJ, Age 18 and a male Juvenile Age 17 also of Edgewater, NJ. Both actors were arrested and charged with Armed Robbery; Possesion of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose on Thursday, November 12, 2009 after a police investigation.

The second robbery occurred on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 9:10 P.M. at 1122 Grand Street. A 44-year-old deliveryman from Pita Grill was approached by a male (also the same male Juvenile charged in the November 9th robbery, Age 17 of Edgewater, NJ) who brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and told the victim to place all his money on the ground or he would “kill him” as he pointed the gun at him. The juvenile took $200.00 cash and a Samsung cell phone from the victim and fled on foot. The juvenile was charged with another count of Armed Robbery; Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon For an Unlawful Purpose.

The third robbery occurred on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 3:42 P.M. at 800 Monroe Street. A 31 year old, Jersey City male victim was walking West on 8th Street and was approached by the male Juvenile, Age 17 of Edgewater, NJ and another male, John Patrick Prins, Age 25 of Hoboken, NJ who took $145.00 cash an a cell phone from the male victim. The victim stated the male Juvenile, Age 17 held a black handled, silver knife to his chest. Both actors fled on foot and the male Juvenile was apprehended by Officer’s Bernardo Munoz and John Cirillo after being pursued by the victim. The juvenile was in possession of the knife used in the robbery; $145.00 cash and a cell phone of the victim, who made a positive identification at the scene. The Juvenile was charged with Armed Robbery; Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon For an Unlawful Purpose. The other actor (John Patrick Prins, Age 25 of Edgewater, NJ) was apprehended by Officer’s Nicholas Burke and Vito Gigante, of the Anti-Crime Unit at in a hallway at 455 9th Street. Prins was charged with one count of Robbery. The victim also made a positive ID of Prins. The 17 year old Juvenile was incarcerated at the Hudson County Juvenile Detention Facility, and both Prins and Reilly were incarcerated at the Hudson County Adult Correctional Facility.

The police investigation was aided by video surveillance, according to detective Lieutenant Mark Competello, which included video footage of the November 9, 2009 robbery at 459 7th Street and subsequent video of two actors using a victim’s credit card on November 9, 2009 at a 14th Street convenience/gas station. A joint follow-up investigation headed by Sergeant Gino Jacobelli, of the Anti-Crime Unit and Detective Sergeant Edwin Pantoja, of the Detective Bureau resulted in the recovery of the handgun used in the robberies. The weapon used was a: Black 25 Caliber “Daisy Model # 38 Air Pellet Gun (a.k.a BB gun). Further investigation resulted in the handgun used being recovered in the bedroom of the 17 year old male Juvenile, after a consent to search was given by the actor’s parent. The 17-year old Juvenile and Travis Reilly will also be charged with Credit Card Theft, for using the victim’s credit card after the November 9th robbery.

The swift arrests of these (3) dangerous predators, and the recovery of the handgun used, were the result of “exemplar police work” of all involved, according to Police Chief Anthony Falco, Sr. “These three dangerous individuals were removed from the streets as a result of outstanding police work, and textbook investigative methods employed by all police personnel involved.”

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30 Comments on "Robbery Spree: Arrests Made"

homeworld
Member

There was another mugging today at 1st and Grand.

redshirt
Member
redshirt

Any further info /details on this one?

In response to homeworld who said:
There was another mugging today at 1st and Grand.

oceanbloo
Member
oceanbloo

Yes, thank you, Margaret, for fighting crime in Hoboken.

However, I wish you’d just focus on your job. Last week you turned around and went home right when I could have used your help crossing 11th street with 2 toddlers. I wouldn’t say a word about it except that you have twice previously not assisted me in crossing the street. Just wondering why? Do I look like a yuppie who doesn’t need help crossing the street?

I honestly don’t mean to offend you, but when I read these self-aggrandizing posts by you when you three times haven’t done your job to legitimately help me, I have to speak up.

Margaret
Member

I have had the honor to work with the CHIEF (Falco) and Officer
Ferrante and other officers on the COMMUNITY MEETINGS regarding
PUBLIC SAFETY and our STREETS. Much was accomplished, and the complaints and abuses of our citizens were listed and addressed.
These are PROFESSIONALS and I was glad to assist. I understand some new “groups” are forming to address these issues by the new Mayor. The work has been already done and addressed, and I will NOT BE DIMINUTIZED by any political entity for the hours and computer work and 42 years experience OUTSIDE that I put in.
GOD BLESS OUR COPS and FIRE personnel.

Margaret

Journey
Member
Journey

If you did all this work, and did it so well nothing more needs to be done, why do I still see people double parking, not stopping for stop signs, talking on cell phones?

Why has there not been a meeting in my ward/district?

Isn’t safety a job you have to keep doing over and over, it is not something you can do once and forget about it.

In response to Margaret who said:
I have had the honor to work with the CHIEF (Falco) and Officer
Ferrante and other officers on the COMMUNITY MEETINGS regarding
PUBLIC SAFETY and our STREETS. Much was accomplished, and the complaints and abuses of our citizens were listed and addressed.
These are PROFESSIONALS and I was glad to assist. I understand some new “groups” are forming to address these issues by the new Mayor. The work has been already done and addressed, and I will NOT BE DIMINUTIZED by any political entity for the hours and computer work and 42 years experience OUTSIDE that I put in.
GOD BLESS OUR COPS and FIRE personnel.

Margaret

Colin
Member

THANKS for doing all of the WORK already. We should tell these new “GROUPS” to FORGET it since you addressed the WORK already though.

HAVE a NICE day EVERYONE

In response to Margaret who said:
I have had the honor to work with the CHIEF (Falco) and Officer
Ferrante and other officers on the COMMUNITY MEETINGS regarding
PUBLIC SAFETY and our STREETS. Much was accomplished, and the complaints and abuses of our citizens were listed and addressed.
These are PROFESSIONALS and I was glad to assist. I understand some new “groups” are forming to address these issues by the new Mayor. The work has been already done and addressed, and I will NOT BE DIMINUTIZED by any political entity for the hours and computer work and 42 years experience OUTSIDE that I put in.
GOD BLESS OUR COPS and FIRE personnel.

Margaret

ricky roma
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ricky roma

man – reading the summary it seems this “male juvenile age 17” is a real piece of shit – is he involved in all three of these incidents? be interesting to see what a 3 day armed robbery spree gets a minor – hopefully he will get charged as an adult.

i was bashing the police for having no patrols in the other thread, but chasing knife-wielding suspects down is some serious action – good job guys

mooshu
Member
mooshu

This is great news! Now let’s kick the home invader’s ass.

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