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Perth Amboy PD
Wednesday January 25th, 2012 :: 11:29 p.m. EST


Three Arrested in Robbery

On Monday, 16 January 2012 at 10:40 pm, police were dispatched to the area of 723 Cortland Street on a robbery call. When police arrived victim reported that while he and two friends were in the basement of the residence he noticed a black male enter the basement area. The suspect then asked for money and pulled out a knife and ordered all three males to put their hands against the wall. At this time all three complied and the suspect went through the victim’s pockets and removed approximately $300.00 and then fled out of the back door. The description of the suspect was given to other police units and a short time later police stopped a black male fitting the description in the area of 729 Catherine Street. After a police investigation a suspect was identified as Willie Brown, police located a knife and a warrant was found out of the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department. in the amount of $101,297.30. Same was arrested. After further investigation two other defendants were arrested and charged.
Arrested were: Willie Brown Jr., DOB: 07/24/1969, of 56 Green Brook Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ
Casimar Torres, DOB: 10/19/1988, of 729 Catherine Street, Perth Amboy, NJ
Armando Maldonado Jr., DOB: 11/26/1977, of 533 Compton Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ
Armando Maldonado Jr. and Casimar Torres were charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. Bail was set by the Honorable Judge Emery Toth for Willie Brown at $50,000.00 with a no 10% option, Armando Maldonado Jr., at $10,000.00 with a no 10% option and Casimar Torres at $25,000.00 with a no 10% option.

Perth Amboy PD
365 New Brunswick Ave
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

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Captain Luis G Guzman, Jr
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