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Hillside, NJ Police Department
Wednesday May 19th, 2010 :: 09:43 a.m. EDT

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Hillside Police Press Release - Robbery Arrest

Last evening, May 18, at about 5:40 PM Antoine M. Harris, 37, of Irvington was arrested for robbery and related charges.



At 5:31 PM police were dispatched to meet the victim of a robbery at the intersection of Aldine Street and Keer Avenue in Newark. The 38 year old female victim stated as she was entering Jones’ Variety Store at 1607 Maple Avenue, Hillside, Harris exited a beige 4 door sedan and followed her into the store. After purchasing her medication she left the store with Harris following her outside where he grabbed her purse, took two prescription bottles, and $21 in cash.

A struggle followed resulting in Harris punching the victim in the side of her head and then fleeing into the City of Newark. Upon receiving a description of Harris he was located on Aldine Street within minutes by Capt. Salvatore SanFilippo and Lt. George Harris. However, Antoine Harris attempted to escape capture by running away from the two officers causing a foot pursuit.

SanFilippo and Lt. Harris captured Antoine Harris in short order at the intersection of Aldine Street and Chancellor Avenue, Newark. Antoine Harris was found to be in possession of a metal handled folding knife, arrested, and transported to Hillside police headquarters.



Harris is charged with Robbery, Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Weapon. He is being held at police headquarters on $100,000 bail and is pending transport to the Union County Jail.



Det. Lieutenant Vincent Ricciardi

Press Spokesman/PIO

Hillside Police Department

(973) 926-5800 ext. 217

www.hillsidepolice.org

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Hillside, NJ Police Department
1409 Liberty Ave
Hillside, NJ 07205

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