RAMSEY, N.J. -- A man was robbed of an iPhone and prescrition medication on a Ramsey street Tuesday night by a thin, dread-locked man in a cabbie's cap whom police had been looking for, authorities said.
The victim told police he was was walking and making telephone calls on Orchard Place near Summit Avenue just before 9:30 p.m. when a car with a load muffler passed him, Police Chief Bryan Gurney said Wednesday.
The robber then got out and asked him for directions.The victim ran, "due to his knowledge of previous street robberies in Ramsey," before the robber threw him down a Summit Avenue front lawn, the chief said
After taking the victim's valuables, he got back in his car and headed south on South Central Avenue, towards Allendale, Gurney said.
The bandit was described as tall and dark-skinned, tall and thin with dread-locks, wearing a cabbie cap and speaking with a heavy Spanish accent -- the same as a robber in previous holdups in the summer, the chief said.
He urged citizens not to use cell phones "outwardly on the streets after dark." He also asked parents to reinforce this with their children.
Anyone who saw or knows anything from Tuesday night's crime is asked to contact Ramsey police: (201) 327-2400 .
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