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Hoboken Police – “Got’em!”

The Hoboken Police Department announced the apprehension of three suspects involved in the recent string of armed robberies this past week in town.  They are: Travis P. Reilly, 18, of Edgewater, John Patrick Prins, 25, of Hoboken, and a 17-year-old juvenile from Edgewater.  


Mayor Dawn Zimmer, clearly pleased by the quick apprehension of the alleged suspects stated, “Every suspect involved in these interrelated robberies was quickly arrested.  I want to thank all the officers involved for their outstanding action to protect our community. In addition, I want to thank Chief Falco and all of our public safety workers for keeping Hoboken safe every day.” 


Here’s more details from the Office of Public Affairs:

The three charged perpetrators are Travis P. Reilly, 18, of Edgewater, John Patrick Prins, 25, of Hoboken, and a 17-year-old juvenile from Edgewater. Reilly and the juvenile were charged with armed robbery, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. Prins was charged with one count of robbery. The 17-year-old juvenile and Reilly will also be charged with Credit Card theft, for using a robbery victim’s credit card.
“Every suspect involved in these interrelated robberies was quickly arrested,” Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said. “I want to thank all the officers involved for their outstanding action to protect our community. In addition, I want to thank Chief Falco and all of our public safety workers for keeping Hoboken safe every day.” 
Officers Bernardo Munoz and John Cirillo arrested the juvenile suspect involved in the recent crimes that occurred on 7th St., Grand St. between 11th and 12th streets and 8th St. Prins was apprehended by Officers Nicholas Burke and Vito Gigante, of the Anti-Crime Unit. Reilly was arrested separately without incident.
The police investigation was aided by video surveillance, according to Detective Lieutenant Mark Competello, which included video footage of a robbery and a subsequent video of two suspects using a victim’s credit card at a 14th St. convenience/gas station. A joint follow-up investigation headed by Sergeant Gino Jacobelli, of the Anti-Crime Unit and Detective Sergeant Edwin Pantoja, of the Detective Bureau resulted in the recovery of the handgun used in the robberies.
The swift arrests of these three individuals, and the recovery of the handgun used, were the result of “exceptional police work,” according to Hoboken Police Chief Anthony Falco, Sr. “These three suspects were apprehended as a result of our officers’ tireless work, and textbook investigative methods employed by all police personnel involved.”
It is important to note, as with all cases, these three individuals are entitled to the presumption of innocence and their right to a fair and speedy judicial process.

Related: The Hudson Reporter has the story posted with additional details.

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