Newark, NJ Taco Bell at gunpoint
NEWARK – He didn’t want food, he just wanted money.
Newark public safety officials said on Wednesday that town resident Deion Nance, 25, is accused of stealing the Taco Bell on Broad Street at gunpoint on Tuesday afternoon. . He approached the drive-thru window, they said, in a vehicle that had previously been reported as hijacked, also at gunpoint, in the nearby Harrison neighborhood.
In a Facebook post, officials allege that Nance cornered an employee, demanded money from them and received $ 176 before leaving.
Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara said officers “quickly observed” the vehicle and pursued Nance on Route 280, where he was apprehended.
Nance has been charged with robbery, illegal possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for illegal purposes.
O’Hara said he was grateful the officers “acted courageously to apprehend an armed robber before he could do more harm.”
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