Police in Clifton New Jersey recently arrested a man who allegedly committed an armed robbery and then rammed police patrol vehicle during the escape.
The Clifton Police Department got a call just after 12:30 p.m. to report a possible break-in at a home on the 200 block of Washington Avenue in Clifton, NJ.
While Clifton police officers were headed to the scene, the suspect reportedly drove off. So witnesses followed him and alerted law enforcement. The witnesses said that the suspect aimed a handgun at them.
A Clifton patrol cop found the suspect traveling along Route 46 East. The police vehicle was disabled, however, when the suspect allegedly rammed the car.
Numerous other cops continued to pursue the suspect. The chase went from Route 46 East to Route 20 north and finally to Route 80 east, ending on the last highway when the suspect crashed his vehicle.
After the accident, the suspect allegedly exited his car and tried to flee the scene on foot. Police captured him in a wooded area near the highway.
Several law enforcement agencies helped with the pursuit of the suspect, including the Clifton Police Department, the Elmwood Park Police Department, and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect is a 42-year-old Passaic NJ resident. He faces numerous criminal charges, including armed robbery, burglary, possession of burglar tools, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and eluding police.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was moved to the Passaic County Jail in Paterson, NJ.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Fleeing Armed Burglar Rams Patrol Car, Police Say.”