Police: Two arrested for robbing woman after she got off Hoboken light rail stop


A man and a woman were arrested for robbing a woman after she off the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stop in Hoboken early this morning, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Destiny Higgins, 20, of Edwardsville, Pennsylvania, was charged with robbery, receiving stolen property, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

Additionally, Earl Mills, 18, of Jersey City, was charged with robbery, aggravated assault on law enforcement, hindering apprehension, resisting arrest, and receiving stolen property.

This morning just after 1 a.m., Sgt. William Bullock and Police Officer Joshua Campoverde responded to the 2nd Street light rail station on a report of a robbery.

The victim reported that she had just exited the light rail train and was crossing the cul-de-sac when she was approached from behind and was pushed to the ground. They then demanded the victim to hand over her valuables and proceeded to search her.

The robbers then fled east on 2nd Street and descriptions of them were provided. Moments later, Police Officer Anthony Olivera located two matching the description and stopped them in the area of 4th and Jefferson Streets.

The following officers responded as backup: Police Officers Harry Montalvo, Nicholas Losurdo, and Domenick Allegretta.

The on-scene investigation led to arresting them and identifying them as Higgins and Mills. Mills attempted to runaway when being placed under arrest. Higgins was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both arrestees were transported to headquarters for processing, had their aforementioned charges placed on warrants, and then transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, authorities said.

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