robberiesBy ERIN ROLL
roll@montclairlocal.news

Police are investigating a shooting and at least two armed robberies that occurred late Sunday night and early Monday morning in Montclair.

Police were called to the intersection of Glenridge Avenue and Pine Street at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, on a report of shots fired. The victim, who had sustained a gunshot to the nose, had walked from the site of the shooting to Mountainside Hospital, police said. The  31-year-old Montclair man is in stable condition, police said.

At 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, police said a man was robbed at gunpoint. A 64-year-old Montclair man was walking on Virginia Avenue when a dark-colored SUV approached him. Two men exited the vehicle and took about $100 in cash from the victim’s pocket. Police said, one of the two men brandished a handgun. The suspects were described as African-American males in their 20s, police said.

A half hour later, at 7 a.m., another armed robbery occurred, according to police. A 47-year-old Montclair man was walking on Sylvan Place when a dark-colored SUV approached him. Two men exited the vehicle and demanded the victim’s bag and wallet, with one of the two suspects brandishing a handgun. The victim’s laptop, cell phone and wallet were taken in the incident, police said.

Both robberies involved two men riding in a dark-colored SUV. The suspects in the second incident were also described as African-American males in their 20s. Authorities have not determined whether the same two men or the same vehicle were involved in both robberies.

Neither one of the robbery victims were injured.

Police Lt. David O’Dowd said the Glenridge Avenue shooting did not appear to be connected to either of the two Monday morning robberies.

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