Police arrest 3 suspects for armed robbery

Three men were arrested for armed robbery after exiting the Wells Fargo building on the corner of Smith and Maple streets on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Perth Amboy spokeswoman Noelia Colon said the incident did not take place in the bank itself, but that the building has additional commercial space above the bank.

A 911 call was placed by the alleged victim at 2:11 p.m. Perth Amboy Police apprehended two of the suspects as they exited the building. The third suspect was arrested shortly after a brief foot chase, according to police.

Police searched the area and said they retrieved the stolen goods, including cash and other items. The Perth Amboy K-9 unit was used to retrieve the loaded weapon, according to police accounts.

A Perth Amboy Fire Department truck was parked at the corner of Maple Street and Jefferson Court and its ladder was extended to the roof of the building at 319 Maple St., for about an hour after the incident.

Originally published on July 28, 2017 at NJ.com.

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