Haledon NJ police recently arrested three teenagers who allegedly robbed multiple food delivery drivers.
According to law enforcement, the teenage suspects robbed three victims who were trying to deliver food to homes on the 400 block of Roe Street in Haledon, New Jersey. Authorities believe that the suspects called local restaurants to place food orders and then waited for the drivers to arrive.
The first theft crime occurred on December 12, 2016. The suspects allegedly used a counterfeit $50 bill to pay the delivery driver.
The second theft offense occurred on December 22, 2016. The suspects allegedly held up a different food delivery driver with a firearm. When the victim arrived at Roe Street in Haledon NJ, the suspects threatened him with the handgun.
The third theft offense occurred on December 24, 2016. The suspects allegedly committed another armed robbery of a food delivery driver in the same area.
Police apprehended the suspects on December 27 when two Haledon NJ detectives saw the men suspiciously looking into parked cars. Two of the men were reportedly wearing ski masks at the time. The Haledon detectives investigated and then took the suspects to Haledon police headquarters, where one of the men made a phone call. That’s when quick-thinking cops noticed that the suspect dialed the same number used to order food in two of the food delivery driver robberies.
According to authorities, one of the suspects later admitted his role in the armed robberies. When Haledon officers searched the suspect’s home, they allegedly discovered a handgun.
The three suspects face numerous criminal charges, including armed robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, and theft of movable property. Beyond that, one of the suspects also faces criminal charges for terroristic threats and hindering apprehension.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Teens Preyed on Food Delivery Drivers, Cops Say.”