Pleasantville Man Arrested and Charged with Three Robberies, Shooting
A Pleasantville man has been arrested and charged in three separate robberies and the shooting of two men.
The ACPD says on the morning of November 30th, officers responded to Bank of America in the 2900 block of Atlantic Avenue for a report of a robbery. Authorities say a man entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money; he indicated in the note that he had a gun. The suspect fled the bank with a large amount of cash.
A short time later, an officer located the suspect, 25-year-old Edwin Ruiz-Rosa of Pleasantville, at Morris and Pacific Avenue. Ruiz-Rosa was taken into custody and found to be in possession of a large quantity of money and four grams of cocaine.
During the investigation, detectives linked Ruiz-Rosa to two recent armed robberies and a shooting that injured two men.
On November 25th and 26th, an armed robbery occurred at a convenience store located in the 2400 and 2500 block of Atlantic Avenue respectively. The clerk of each store was robbed at gunpoint and the suspect fled with money from the cash register.
On November 27th, two men were shot in the 100 block of North Texas Avenue. One man sustained a graze wound and the other bruising after the fired round struck his wallet. Both were transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, with non-life threatening injuries. An accomplice, 37-year-old Henry Roman of Atlantic City, was also identified and is wanted for his involvement in the shooting.
Ruiz-Rosa was charged with three counts each of robbery and theft, four counts each of unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, two counts of aggravated assault, and a single count of criminal mischief, terroristic threats, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and conspiracy. Ruiz-Rosa was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Roman was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and conspiracy.