A 45-year-old Maplewood resident was the victim of a strong-arm robbery on Jacoby Street on Wednesday shortly after 11 p.m., said Sgt. Christopher Black.
The woman was on the front steps about to go into her apartment on Jacoby near 44th St. when a man punched her several times in the face and stole her purse, said Black. The woman suffered minor injuries and received medical treatment.
The man is described as a short black male, approximately 18 years old, wearing what appeared to be a blue hooded sweatshirt and riding a BMX style bicycle. He is believed to have fled on Springfield Avenue toward Irvington, Black said. Detectives are currently investigating the incident.
Here is the rest of this week’s blotter:
March 30, 2015; Burglary; During the overnight hours, entry was forced to the Delta Gas Station on Valley St. A small amount of cash was reported stolen.
March 30, 2015; Bicycle Theft; Between 7-8 PM a bicycle was stolen from the rear of a home on Parker Ave.
April 4, 2015; Theft from Vehicle; The Police Department received a walk in report that a handicap sticker had been stolen from a vehicle that was left unlocked on Springfield Ave.
April 5, 2015; Burglary; At approximately 5:35 PM, officers responded to an alarm activation at the Durand Hedden House on Ridgewood Rd. While checking the premise damage was discovered to an exterior door. It does not appear that entry was made and nothing was reported missing.