Clifton New Jersey police are on the lookout for suspects accused of committing violent assaults in separate incidents over a single weekend.
Both assaults reportedly resulted in serious personal injuries for the victims.
The first assault was reportedly committed around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday. Several Hispanic males allegedly walked up to the victim, a 38-year-old Passaic man, while he was asleep in a public park near Parker Avenue. The suspects allegedly started to attack the victim, including kicking and punching him.
The suspects then fled the scene on foot. According to law enforcement, the attack may have been an attempted robbery.
Afterwards, the victim was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey. Hospital officials later listed the victim in stable condition.
The second assault occurred just before 1:00 a.m. on Sunday. The victim was a 54-year-old man from Clifton, NJ. A number of men allegedly assaulted him on a Clifton street and stole his cell phone.
Not long after that, two Clifton patrol officers saw one of the suspects in the second attack. The police officers followed the suspect and arrested him. He was later charged with robbery.
The other suspects in the attacks are still at large. Clifton NJ police are still investigating the incidents. Any members of the public with information about the assaults should contact detectives at 973-470-5908.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Police Seek Public’s Help in Clifton Robbery, Assaults.”