Sheriff’s office busts teen for role in Harrison armed robbery, K9 unit recovering handgun

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The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office has busted a Newark teen for his role in an armed robbery in Harrison, with the K9 unit assisting in recovering a handgun, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Sunday, May 12th, the Hudson County Sheriff’s K9 Unit was contacted by the Harrison Police Department seeking assistance for tracking a suspect who fled on foot after committing an armed robbery, Sheriff Frank Schillari said in a statement.

Two other suspects fled the scene in a stolen black Honda Accord, striking an East Newark police vehicle along the way, authorities said.

The Hudson County Sheriff’s K9 Unit deployed their bloodhound team and patrol K9 team to the scene and were able to successfully locate one of the suspects hiding under a porch in the backyard of a nearby residence.

The suspect, a 17-year-old Newark resident, surrendered to authorities without incident, officials.

Then today, the K9 unit returned to the area to help local authorities search for the handgun used in the robbery. The K9 team was able to locate the gun in the alleyway of a home in the area where the suspect fled on foot, police said.

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