UPDATE: Convicted Bank Robber From North Bergen Charged in Tuesday’s Stabbing Death of Man at Bergen Town Center in Maywood

photo credit:  Bergen County Sheriff

**This article has updated information

A convicted bank robber from North Bergen has been charged in Tuesday night’s stabbing murder of 64-year old Omar Cruz of Albany in the Bergen Town Center shopping mall parking lot on the Paramus-Maywood border.  The Daily Voice was the first to report the identity of the alleged killer.  He is 70-year old, Augusto G. Perez, who served time in federal prison for a February, 2011 robbery at a TD Bank branch in Weehawken.

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella says 48-year old Guttenberg resident Jorge A. Sanchez-Valdez has been charged with hindering Perez’s capture.  The Daily Voice reports the victim died after being found on the southern side of the shopping center bordering Maywood around 6 pm on Tuesday.

Cruz was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with multiple stab wounds.  He died later on Tuesday night.

Perez, who was arrested on Wednesday, is being held in the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack pending an appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court.


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