Thursday, August 10, 2006

Robbery - Courier - Motorist robbed at knifepoint, 4:40 am

Published in the Star-Ledger, Thursday, August 10, 2006

Stopped motorist robbed at knifepoint

PLAINFIELD: A woman robbed a motorist of $20 at knifepoint, police said yesterday.

The alleged victim, a 22-year-old South Plainfield man, told police he was stopped at the intersection of Liberty and West Front streets about 4:40 a.m. Saturday when the woman approached the vehicle.

The man said the woman pulled out a knife and opened the passenger side door, police said. The woman demanded money and the man handed over $20, police said.

When the woman demanded more, the man got out of his car and ran away, police. said.

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