Elizabeth,N.J. police arrest 7 in connection with robbery of grandmother

Tom Haydon/The Star-Ledger
Jan 10, 2014 02:06 PM
ELIZABETH — Police have arrested seven people for possession of a gun believed to have been used in the robbery and pistol-whipping Thursday of a woman who had just finished babysitting her grandchildren, authorities said.

The 63-year-old Linden resident was walking down the driveway of a home on Green Street at about 5:30 p.m. when she was attacked by two men, one of whom had a gun, Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove said.

The woman was pistol-whipped and two shots were fired, but she was not struck by the bullets, Cosgrove said. She was taken to University Hospital in Newark where she was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

The suspects fled toward Mravlag Manor apartment complex, Cosgrove said. Police used video from security cameras on the street an at the complex as well as information from a witness, to locate seven people in an apartment with the gun believed used in the robbery, he said.

All seven have been charged with weapons offenses, but nobody has been charged with the robbery, Cosgrove said.

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