HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Two suspects have been arrested on charges related to an assault and robbery of a man in his own driveway in Hanover Township Tuesday, according to police.
On December 21, a Hanover Township resident was followed home from a local store by two opportunistic criminals who observed the victim at the store with a large quantity of cash, police said.
When he was in his driveway unloading his packages, one suspect approached him, physically assaulted him, stole his money and fled in a vehicle, police said.
Hanover Detectives responded to the store and quickly reviewed video from the store. The suspects observed the victim with the cash and followed him home from the parking lot. Detectives were able to obtain the license plate of the suspect’s vehicle and they were identified as Shaylah Cooper, 31, of Irvington and D’Andre Burroughs, 29, of Elizabeth, police said.
Detectives then responded to the suspect’s home and within 4 hours of the crime being reported, police had the suspects in custody. The victim’s money was recovered in their possession, police said.
Cooper and Burroughs were each charged with robbery, theft, assault and conspiracy to commit these crime. Both were lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance, police said.