Jose Ruiz, 51, of Jersey City, N.J., was charged on May 15 with making terroristic threats during an emergency (2nd degree), aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer (3rd degree), throwing bodily fluids at an officer (3rd degree) and violating the emergency orders after he was arrested by the Jersey City Police for allegedly committing three separate armed robberies in Jersey City. At the time of his arrest, Ruiz allegedly asked police how they could be sure he was not infected with the coronavirus. Questioned further, he allegedly told police they would find out shortly and spit in an officer’s face. In connection with the three armed robberies, Ruiz was charged with three counts of robbery (1st degree), unlawful possession of a weapon (gun, two counts, 2nd degree), possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose (gun, two counts, 2nd degree), possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose (knife, 3rd degree), and unlawful possession of a weapon (knife, 4th degree). Ruiz allegedly committed a single armed robbery in Jersey City on May 2, and two armed robberies in Jersey City on May 9.
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