Hoboken police seeking public’s help in identifying two male robbers


The Hoboken Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two male robbers who briefly stole a woman’s purse and iPhone earlier this month.

Photo courtesy of the Hoboken Police Department.
Photo courtesy of the Hoboken Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Around 2:50 a.m. on April 9th, a woman was walking home when she noticed two males following her. As she got closer to her residence, she noticed the two men were running behind her, authorities said.

The woman panicked and immediately entered her building, near the intersection of 14th and Clinton Streets, however, the men were able to force their way in as well. One of the men punched her in the face and the duo eventually stole her purse and iPhone, officials said.

Around this time, two witnesses intervened and retrieved the purse before the two men fled the building, police said.

Authorities described both men as black males, with dark complexions in their mid-20s. The first man was also said to be of a heavier build somewhere between five-feet, 11 inches and six-feet tall.

He was also wearing a short-sleeved blue Polo shirt the night the incident occurred.

The second man was said to be of a thing build and was wearing a white jacket and baseball cap earlier this month when the alleged robbery rook place, officials said.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to call Hoboken police at 201-420-2110 or 201-420-2109. They can also email Det. Edward Lepre at lepree@hobokenpd.org.

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  1. I’m surprised to see this incident reported on here. Mayor Zimmer likes to keep this kind of stuff quiet. She wants everyone to believe that Hoboken is safe.