EDISON—Tuesday night, police arrested a Willingboro man who allegedly robbed a Chinese food deliveryman near Limelight Court.
Shortly after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, a delivery person for the China Lake restaurant was robbed and severely beaten in the area of Limelight Court, police said. The robbery victim is a 58 year-old male who resides in Metuchen, according to authorities.
The victim was robbed and beaten as he was in the process of exiting his vehicle to make a delivery, police said. He sustained injuries to his head, face and hands as a result of being struck repeatedly with a “black jack” weapon during the robbery, according to police.
A witness had observed the armed robbery from his residence and contacted the police. Several Edison Police officers immediately responded to the location and began to search for the suspect.
Sgt. Michael Cimmino first observed the suspect in the area of Carnwath Court and Donnybridge Road. The suspect observed the marked patrol unit and began to run away near the area of Langholm Court and Balmoral Court, police said. Cimmino engaged in a foot pursuit of the suspect and observed the suspect run into the wooded area behind a building on Balmoral Court.
Edison police officers immediately converged in this area and began to search the woods for the armed robbery suspect. A short time after the search of the woods began; the suspect was located hiding in the woods laying face down by Ptl. Joseph Chonka and Ptl. Fred Brown.
After apprehension, the suspect was identified as Jamar S. Jenkins, 24. He was charged robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a prohibited weapon and obstruction of law. He also faces contempt of court charges from Bordentown and Edison, according to police.
Bail for Jenkins on the robbery and related charges was set at $100,000 full, authorities said. He was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center.
The victim was transported to John F. Kennedy Hospital for medical attention where he was treated for a fractured skull, fractured finger, and lacerations to his head which required sutures.
“This felon picked the wrong trio of officers to confront. They are three of our very best,” noted Edison Police Director Brian Collier.
Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan said, “I commend our officers involved in this arrest for their dedication and commitment to protecting and serving the citizens of Edison Township. Through their diligence, yet another criminal has been swiftly brought to justice!”