The city of New Brunswick, New Jersey, has had more than it’s share of violent crimes during the course of a year. Normally a quiet area, the city has been plagued with the unlawful use of guns. Although no fatalities were reported, two separate incidences of gun related crimes caught the attention of the residents causing panic. One such incident occurred on November 30, 2012. A pizza delivery driver was attempting to deliver pizza to a resident of an apartment complex. When the driver arrived at the address, he was informed by the resident that she did not order any pizza. As the driver was returning to his vehicle, he was approached by three men who claimed to have ordered the pizza.
The driver gave them the pizza, at that time one of the men put a pistol to the head of the driver and demanded money. The driver gave everything to the three men, and they left in a car that was parked in a nearby parking lot. The driver was not injured in that incident. Investigation of the crime, and cell phone site records provided police with a suspect. He was arrested and is now serving time in the Middlesex County Correction facility. Another incident, not related to the first, was highlighted on October 3.
This was the reported case of a 19 year old male who had been found shot in both legs. His injuries were not life threatening. He described his assailants as two black men and one Hispanic man. One of the black men was about six feet tall. This one was identified as the shooter. The only description that the victim could give on the Hispanic man was that he had curly hair. No description of the other black man was given. This shooting took place at an apartment complex at 33 Commercial Avenue in New Brunswick. No arrests were made, and police are asking the entire community to be on the look out for these three. The crime rate in New Brunswick has risen above the national average, and has apartment dwellers in fear.