Bronx Pair Falsely Reported Robbery To Get Out Of Traffic Stop

Published on January 12, 2017, 10:56 am
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Authorities say two New York City men called 911 to report a false robbery in a bid to end a traffic stop in New Jersey.

Burlington Township police say an officer stopped the car late Tuesday morning because it was being driven on a flat tire. The driver was Justin Garcia and his passenger was Shaquille Wilson, both 23-year-old residents of Bronx.

As the officer checked the car’s registration, Burlington County officials received a 911 call reporting a robbery in a nearby area. Other officers responded there but found nothing.

Authorities say further investigation determined the call came from Garcia’s cell phone.

Both men were charged with filing a fictitious police report and creating a false public alarm.

It was not known Wednesday if either man has retained an attorney.


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