Man shot in the back, police don’t know why


Authorities aren’t exactly sure why a 40-year-old man was shot last week in front of a deli on Webb Avenue. 

The shooting happened, they said, Sept. 9 at 10 p.m., on Webb’s 2600 block when an unknown man fired off four rounds at the victim, one of them hitting him in the back. 

Cops said they don’t know exactly why the shooting occurred or if the men had some sort of argument ahead of the assault. The victim, however, was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, and is listed in stable condition.

Detectives are still investigating. 


Teen makes off with stylist’s purse 

A hairstylist at Dolce Vita Hair Spa was relieved of $1,700 in cash Monday afternoon — all while cutting a client’s hair. 

Police said the victim, 42, had left her wallet and purse on top of a desk inside the beauty salon for about a half hour. When she checked on it again later, both her wallet and the cash were gone. 

Detectives have zeroed in on a 14-year-old boy, who police say was at the shop with his mother. Video surveillance inside the store reportedly show the boy snatching the wallet, excusing himself to the restroom where officers believe he took the money before walking out of the Broadway shop with family.

No arrests have been made just yet, but detectives are still investigating. 


Pictures in five minutes or less

Thieves made off with more than $2,000 worth of camera equipment Monday morning — and it was gone in less than five minutes. 

The victim, 37, parked her car along Spencer Avenue around 9 a.m., police said. When she returned a few minutes later, somebody had opened the door, taking a Nikon camera, lens and memory card. 

There were no signs of forced entry into the 2012 Chrysler, police said. 

Even worse, the victim parked where there were no cameras to catch the culprit in action. 

Never discouraged, detectives are still investigating. 


Tool truck left without a hammer 

A work truck was broken into last week with all the tools stowed inside taken, police said. 

The victim told police he left the car parked on the 1500 block of Oxford Avenue Sept. 7.  When he came back the next morning, the passenger door was open and thieves had made off with three bags filled with various tools. 

In all, cops estimated the tools were worth $1,050. And, at least for now, they still have enough to warrant further investigation.