Police investigate armed robbery and sexual assault of a woman


Tribune Staff Reporter


NEW Providence police are investigating a sexual assault and armed robbery reported yesterday.

According to reports, sometime around 9.54am, while on the outside of a friend’s residence in the area of Cowpen Road, the victim was approached by an unknown man who allegedly produced a firearm, robbed her of an undisclosed amount of cash, and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect then entered the home and robbed a male resident of his cell phone and cash. The suspect fled the area in an unknown direction.

Meanwhile, police arrested eight suspects for possessing an illegal firearm and ammunition on Sunday.

Police said shortly after 8.45pm, officers visited a residence in the area of Mantol Street, Montel Heights, where they conducted searches that led to the discovery of a high-powered weapon and a quantity of ammunition. Eight adult residents of the home were arrested and taken into police custody.

Police also said they are seeking the public’s help in locating and apprehending two male suspects believed to be responsible for an armed robbery that occurred on Sunday.

Sometime around 9.47am, while parked in front of a relative’s home around Hampshire Street, the victim was approached by two masked men dressed in dark clothing. The men allegedly produced firearms and robbed the man of his navy blue 2015 Lexus R-X 450 Jeep LP#AM9836.

The suspects then fled the area in the stolen vehicle, travelling in an unknown direction. 


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