- Updated 4:50pm Thursday
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
According to Caldwell Police Chief James Bongiorno, the department received a call at 12:06pm regarding an armed robbery that took place in the Caldwell Community Center Parking Lot. Police met with the victim who gave a full description of the suspect. The suspect reportedly displayed a silver handgun and told the victim to give him everything he had. The victim turned over his wallet and cell phone. He was told to "go about his business" and walked away from the black male and walked in
directly to Borough Hall where the incident was reported. The victim was not physically harmed during the robbery.
If anyone witnessed anything or has any information to share please contact the Caldwell Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-226-2602.
- African American male
- 5 feet, 8 inches
- thin build
- scruffy beard or partial goatee
- wearing white long sleeve thermal shirt
- wearing black jeans
- wearing a black White Sox hat with a flat brim
- black shoes
- in possession of a silver handgun
Area schools have experienced lockdowns and area grammar schools that have noon / early dismissals both have police standing by. Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools did not have a lockdown.
Reportedly the following schools were on lockdown:
- Essex Fells
- First Presbyterian Church Preschool
- Mount St. Dominic Academy
- Trinity Academy