Snow Plow Operators Victims Of Armed Robbery In N.J.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two snowplow operators said they were robbed at gunpoint while clearing out snow in a Newark housing project.

Adir Aires told The Star-Ledger of Newark that he and John Ribero were held up by three young men around midnight Sunday, the height of a storm that dropped more than two feet of snow in the area.

He said their plow was stuck at the time of the robbery and that they walked away to Aires’ home a few blocks away after the robbery.

Aires said they found two police officers also stuck in the snow and gave the officers a ride to their station before giving a statement about the alleged crime.

Aires’ wallet was later found — but his cash was gone.

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  • Willy

    Who’s surprised…it’s NYC!

  • jim

    they need to mount some cannon on the plows and just start firing,they got some good cover behind th blades,,,and then they could just drag those dudes behind the plows like a snow drag,thats what i would do

  • Steven

    No, The City should have required all able bodied wellfare receipients in the housing project to grab a shovel and dig out themselves in order to receive their next check.

    • Gregg

      I agree 100% with you ! All of these people getting Govt.handouts ie:welfare,food stamps (credit card) and housing allowance should do something ! People are receiving more in benefits then if they were working !Why should they get a job ?

  • Fred

    Tough times indeed.

    • WININE

      tough time for most, not just the robber. even if they want to rob, rob richer people. snowplow operators work so hard to get their money.
      those robbers are selfish and deserve to be hanged. useless low life.

  • The Good Samaritan

    The snowplow operatora are to blame here. They should have requested police presence while snowplowing.

    • WININE

      well, only if you are willing to pay more tax since you want double the amount of worker to do 1 thing.

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