A homeless man was arrested last night after allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint, police say. Shortly before 8 PM, police responded to the area of Cedarbridge Avenue and the tracks where a Hispanic male said he was robbed at gunpoint by a black male.
The victim told police he was lured to the tracks by the suspect who offered him to drink with him at his place, and when the victim pulled out his wallet to pay him, the suspect allegedly assalted him, grabbed his wallet and then pulled a gun on him. The victim said the wallet contained $2,000 in cash.
The suspect was reportedly identified by the victim as a homeless man who resides in a tent between Cedarbridge Avenue and Route 88.
At about 11:30 PM, Officer Nate Reyes patrolling the NJ Transit station came upon a man who matched the description of the suspect, and consequently took him into custody.
The suspect was charged with Robbery and Possession of a handgun, and taken to the Ocean County Jail. TLS-46/TLS-60/TLS-50/TLS-CCP.