Police are seeking suspects in two armed robberies that happened a little more than a half-hour apart in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 14, in Harrison.
Police said the first incident happened at about 12:30 a.m. at Cross St. and Davis Ave.
As a man and woman were walking to the front door of the woman’s residence, police said the male was pushed to the ground from behind by one suspect while a second tried to grab the woman’s bag. Police said the man wrestled with his attacker who hit him in the mouth with a black handgun while the apparent accomplice grabbed the bag and ran away.
Police said the first suspect also fled and both suspects entered a black SUV on Cross St. and drove away.
Police said the assailants were described as two black males. The man with the gun was listed as about 6 feet, between 22 and 26 and wearing a dark brown button down shirt. Police had no description of the second man.
In the second incident, police said another robbery was reported at about 1:05 a.m. in the 100 block of Sixth St.
A man told police he was walking from his parked car when two black males ran to him and hit him in the head from behind with a hard object. As the victim rolled over, he saw one of his attackers pointing a silver handgun at him and the pair ordered him to give them all his money.
The man told police the attackers took his cellular phone, a laptop and wallet and fled on foot south on Sixth St. He said one was wearing a white shirt and the other, a black shirt.
Detectives are investigating both incidents.
Anyone with information about these attacks or law enforcement agencies with reports of similar crimes are urged to contact the Harrison Police Detective Bureau at 973-483-4100.
– Ron Leir