Police catch men who robbed Paterson cellphone store | Paterson Times

Police catch men who robbed Paterson cellphone store


Police arrested two city men on Tuesday for allegedly robbing a Boost Mobile store on 10th Avenue by holding the manager at gunpoint last week, according to police.

Samuel Labbo, 50, and Travis Davis, 43, were identified as the suspects in the robbery which occurred on Aug. 17th, 2016 at 4:27 p.m. at 434 10th Avenue.

Police sergeant Stephen Iacuzzo and detectives Jason English, Richard Martinez, Benny Ramos, and Todd Pearl were able to identify the two men with assistance from community members who submitted tips to police.

Labbo and Davis have been charged with robbery and weapons offenses, said police. Both men were trapped inside the store by a quick thinking manager, who closed the door and pulled down the security gate; but, the robbers managed to escape before police responded to the store.

“While the suspects believed they averted the police, they fooled themselves and were tracked down by the finest detectives in the nation and will now face swift and decisive justice,” remarked police director Jerry Speziale.