A Passaic County corrections officer recently noticed an alleged robbery attempt on a Paterson NJ street and intervened.
According to authorities, the robbery incident occurred on Sunday night in Paterson, NJ. Anthony Bua, a corrections officer at the Passaic County Jail, was driving his car Main Street in Paterson when he noticed the suspect hit the victim. The victim fell to the pavement, with the suspect reportedly standing over him and aiming a handgun directly at his head.
Bua stopped his car, exited the vehicle, identified himself as a corrections office, and pointed his own firearm at the suspect.
The suspect allegedly attempted to make a run for it, but Bua chased him down and ordered him to onto the ground. Bua subsequently dialed 911 and notified Paterson police, which dispatched cops to the area.
Paterson NJ cops reportedly found the suspect’s firearm at the scene. A closer look at the weapon indicated that it was an imitation firearm.
The suspect is a 20-year-old resident of Paterson, New Jersey. He has been charged with several crimes, including robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Passaic County Jail.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Corrections Officer Stops Robbery While Driving to Work.”