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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police are investigating an armed robbery reported at a plastic supply company on Seaman Street on the evening of January 3.
According to police radio transmissions, dispatchers received a call at about 6:40pm reporting the robbery, which involved a gun being displayed, at a business called General Plastic Supply.
Police said the robbery call had something in common with another recent incident.
“I’m sure you’re aware, but just in case, you realize that’s the same as the call earlier?” asked one officer to another on the police radio. The other officer confirmed he understood.
Just two days earlier, a man was stabbed one block away on Suydam Street near the railroad tracks, but it’s not clear if that’s what officers were referring to.
An officer on scene listed the suspect’s description as “a tall hispanic male, approximately 5’10”-5’11,” wearing a black skull cap and a black hoodie. And he was possibly with a group of two or three more hispanic males.”
A dispatcher had originally indicated that the suspect had a “black jacket, black hat, [and] black [gun]” and fled on Railroad Avenue towards Handy Street.
It’s not immediately clear if any arrests were made or what, if anything, was stolen from the business.
Spokespersons for the NBPD and Mayor James Cahill have not responded to an inquiry about this incident.
Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate, a community organizer, and a former independent candidate for mayor of New Brunswick.