Bronx Duo Charged With Robbery
Police investigating reports that two males wearing hoodies were committing strong-arm robberies in Downtown Jersey City, put the two suspects under surveillance around 11:30 p.m. after seeing them loitering near the Newport PATH station.
Cops watched as the pair followed one woman to ShopRite supermarket on Marin Boulevard, before returning to the PATH station. Police then saw the same pair later identified as Fabian Soto, 20, of Morris Avenue, and a 17-year-old resident of East 197 Street pull up their hoods and follow a woman to Avalon Cove apartment complex at 444 Washington Street. After the woman closed a security gate, the suspects returned to the Newport PATH Station, but then followed another woman to Avalon Cove, police said.
With Soto acting as a lookout, the 17-year-old pushed the woman against the security gate and started going through her pockets, but cops rushed the suspects and made the arrests. Soto and the 17-year-old were both charged with robbery.