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Is Political Correctness Hampering the Ramsey Police Investigation of a String of Robberies Targeting Cell Phones and Tablets

Ramsey Police Report a String of Robberies Targeting Cell Phones  and Tablets

Quiz time: What information might the authorities have passed on to the general public about the appearance of the assailants, but mysteriously did not?

Absolutely absurd that these suspects are not being profiled properly. Take a lesson from the wyckoff chief and maybe we can protect ourselfs from these criminals.

What futher description Age Race hair color what is medium build ?.height etc

These guys are maniacs and need to be caught.pistol whipping people needs a serious police reaction ..before these crimes are copied..

“Remain vigilant and report any sort of suspicious activity” says the police chief.

What he’s asking you to do, in his own diplomatic way, is to drop dime on anybody who subjectively looks to you, the bona fide neighborhood resident, like they are out of place and might be up to no good. Unlike the average patrolman, there are no career-ending consequences for an ordinary resident to defy PC orthodoxy and shine the floodlamp of municipal authority on a potential perp. For all of our sakes, don’t go wobbly when something just doesn’t quite look right to you, but you can’t easily explain why. Your telephone call opens the door for the police to roll up on that person and chat them up without any further cause or reason, even if, had you never called, the police themselves, applying their own department guidelines or criteria (read: straightjacket), would have refrained from stopping and talking to the person in question.

In other words, do us all a favor and don’t let fear of how you’ll later be perceived affect the decision of whether or not to call the police.

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Ramsey Police Report a String of Robberies Targeting Cell Phones and Tablets


file photo by Boyd Loving

August 13,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ramsey NJ, Ramsey police are urging citizens to not openly use their cellphones or tablets while walking or sitting in their cars after dark following a series of street robberies and attempts the past two weeks.
The first robbery occurred when two robbers swiped a cellphone from a woman at the corner of Island Avenue and Washington Drive around 11-11:30 p.m. on July 25th.

The second victim was struck several times in the face and head with a handgun as he used an iPad while parked in the driveway of his East Crescent Avenue home around the same time of day on Aug. 2nd.

The third robbery occurred on August 11th , the victims were Juveniles  using their cell phones walking south on Hart Street.

All of the robbers were described as apparently in their 20s, with slender and medium builds.All wore dark clothing as well as black baseball caps with the letter “A” in script.

“It is obvious that the [robbers] are targeting victims that they are using cell phones, or other information technology devices,” the chief said. “If you have children, please advise them of this warning if they are out at night.” said Ramsey’s Police Chief Gurney.

Chief Gurney has asked citizens to “remain vigilant and report any sort of suspicious activity” immediately to his department: (201) 327-2400.