Arrestee: Martin Puello 31 y/o Male from Lawrence, MA
Arrest Location: 68 Hudson Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Arrest Date and Time: 05/19/20 at about 1:27 PM
Offense: Robbery and Terroristic Threats
Officer Involved: Officer Joseph DiMartino and Officer Anthony Rutkowski
Incident Detail: On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at about 1:16 PM, Officer Joseph DiMartino responded to the area of 6th and Washington Street on a report of a Robbery. Officer DiMartino met with the victim, a 31 y/o Male from Hoboken, NJ. The victim stated he was standing in front of 615 Washington Street waiting for his wife to be done with her appointment. While he waited, he was talking on his cell phone when an unknown male approached him from the right and punched him in the face. The victim went on to report that suspect grabbed his cell phone out of his hand and threaten to cause him harm if he followed. The suspect ran away and the victim chased after him. The suspect then threw the cell phone back at the victim; the victim recovered the cell phone and called the police. A description of the suspect was given over the police radio. Moments later, Officer Anthony Rutkowski stopped a male fitting the exact description in the area of 62 Hudson Street. The male was identified as Martin Puello 31 y/o Male from Lawrence, MA. The investigation led to arresting and charging Puello with Robbery and Terroristic Threats. Both charges were placed on a warrant and Puello was committed to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.
Defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.