Pair Rob, Pistol-Whip Orange Man
Police say man was walking near intersection of Valley Road and Dean Street Sunday evening when backpack, cellphones taken.
West Orange police are looking for two men who robbed, then pistol-whipped, a 23-year-old Orange man at the intersection of Valley Road and Dean Street Sunday evening.
Police said the victim was walking near Moshe Auto Body at around 10:20 p.m. when he saw two men wearing black-hooded sweatshirts standing in the parking lot.
As the Orange man approached Dean Street, he told police he felt what he believed to be a handgun placed against the back of his head.
The man said he was then told by the man holding the gun, “Give me everything.” The man with the gun told the other man to take the Orange man’s backpack – containing food and a cell phone – as well as a wallet and a second cell phone from the man’s pocket, according to police reports.
After retrieving all of the items, the man holding the gun struck the Orange man in the left front temple and both men fled west on Valley Road on foot towards Kingsley Street, police said.