Police: In the last two weeks, a man has robbed five Hoboken businesses

The Hoboken Police Department recently announced a significant breakthrough in a case that has unsettled the local business community. A man linked to a series of robberies in Hoboken over the recent weeks has been apprehended, bringing relief to the city’s residents and entrepreneurs.

The individual in question, Matthew Trontz, a 31-year-old resident of Jersey City, stands accused of carrying out armed robberies at five different establishments within the city.

The targeted businesses include Prime Gourmet, Prime Stop, A&H Smoke Shop, Hoboken Mini Mart, and Thomas’ Ice Cream Cafe.

Reports from victims and witnesses suggest that Trontz allegedly utilized what appeared to be a silver handgun or a black stun gun to intimidate and coerce employees, subsequently fleeing with cash and various vaping products.

These incidents have cast a shadow over the community, particularly among local business owners who, like Mohamed Almohsen of A&H Smoke Shop, have been left shocked by the audacity of the crimes. Almohsen, reflecting the sentiment of many, expressed his disbelief and concern, noting that nothing of this nature had occurred in his three years of service in the area.

In response to these criminal activities, the Hoboken Police have levied a series of charges against Trontz, reflecting the severity of his alleged actions. He faces a first-degree robbery charge, highlighting the gravity of the accusations against him.

Additionally, he is charged with second-degree crimes including possession of a handgun, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and restrictions on weapons possession. The charges extend to the fourth degree, including possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, possession of prohibited weapons and devices, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

The community has expressed a collective sense of relief following Trontz’s arrest, echoing Almohsen’s sentiments of gladness and a restored sense of security. The discovery of a silver imitation toy gun, a black stun gun, a foldable pocketknife, and three cans of pepper spray upon his arrest provides a chilling glimpse into the potential threat he posed.

Trontz has been remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility as he awaits trial. This arrest not only represents a win for the Hoboken Police Department in their ongoing fight against crime but also serves as a critical reminder of the importance of community vigilance and the need for a strong partnership between the public and law enforcement to maintain the safety and well-being of all residents and businesses in Hoboken.

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