Gunman tried to rob people in their cars near Lakewood banks, cops say
LAKEWOOD — Police on Friday arrested a man charged with knocking on car windows and demanding cash at gunpoint near two banks.
Police spokesman LeRoy Marshall said officers were called to the TD Bank on Route 9 at East County Line Road around 10:30 a.m. about a man knocking on car windows asking for cash.
A call had also been received about an armed man at the Fulton Bank branch on Kennedy Boulevard.
A man matching a description of the gunman at Fulton Bank was spotted getting out of a vehicle at the TD Bank and police ordered him to get on the ground, according to Marshall. Video posted by The Lakewood Scoop shows the arrest.
Police said they found a loaded .22-caliber revolver and drugs.
Ivan Jaquez, 19, of Lakewood, was charged with two counts of first-degree armed robbery, two counts of unlawful possession of a handgun, and theft of a vehicle.
Marshall asked anyone with any information about the incidents to contact 732-363-0200 ext. 5338.