PATERSON, N.J. – Two Paterson detectives nabbed a couple moments after shots were fired during a Monday night street robbery that authorities said may be linked to previous holdups in the city.
Detectives Anthony Castronova and William Hermann of the Special Investigations spotted a minivan fitting the description given by witnesses after the 11 p.m. holdup in the 400 block of Chamberlain Avenue, Police Director Jerry Speziale said.
They stopped the vehicle at Memorial Drive and West Broadway and arrested both Iesha Brown of Elmwood Park and Terrance Douglas-Davis Jr. of Hackettstown, both 19, he said.
Both were charged with attempted murder, robbery and weapons offenses.
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An investigation into the incident was continuing, Speziale said, adding that the holdup may be connected to other robberies in the city.
Anyone who saw something or has information that could help detectives in the case, he said, can contact them at (973) 321-1120.
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