An early morning robbery made Easter Sunday a busy one for Harrison Police as they had to chase down a wanted SUV through multiple towns in connection with the crime.
According to Lt. David Doyle, they tried to pull over the gray GMC Envoy since it was driving at a high rate of speed down Harrison Avenue on the wrong side of the road at 1 am.
The pursuit was “terminated due to safety concerns” even as the driver continued into Kearny.
Moments later officers were called to Sussex Street and South Fifth Street by a man and woman who said they were robbed. The victims said two men got out of the Envoy, shoved the woman to the ground and stole her purse with her credit cards and ID inside, Doyle says.
Harrison PD proceeded to put an alert out to neighboring police about the robbery and suspects’ car.
Doyle says units from Kearny, Belleville, Jersey City and the New Jersey State Police pursued the vehicle during some point after the robbery.
The Envoy was found abandoned in a parking lot on the South end of town at 2:30 am. The car was then impounded and is being processed for evidence.
As of Sunday morning, no arrests were made. Police believe the three hooded sweatshirt wearing men were in the car at the time of the robbery.