Press Releases

January 4, 2012

Reward offered in north plainfield attempted armed robbery

SOMERVILLE – Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano and North Plainfield Borough Chief of Police William Parenti announce that the investigation regarding an attempted armed robbery of the All-Star Video store on December 15, 2011 is continuing.

Prosecutor Soriano states that at approximately 7:30 p.m., two males entered the All Star Video Store located at 44 Somerset Street, North Plainfield, New Jersey. The first actor was armed with a black revolver.  He was described as a black male with a medium to dark complexion and wearing a dark colored North Face style jacket with a fur liner and a hood. The second male was described as a black or Hispanic male, thin to medium build with a light complexion, and wearing a hooded bright red sweat style jacket, jeans and a black mask over the lower half of his face.

Subsequent to pointing the weapon at the store owner and customers and demanding cash, both suspects eventually fled the store when they observed video cameras inside the store. They were last observed running towards Plainfield after the robbery.

Prosecutor Soriano further states that Crime Stoppers of Somerset County, Inc. is offering a reward of up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the individuals responsible for the robbery.

Prosecutor Soriano and Chief Parenti state that anyone with any information regarding this crime should contact the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at or and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All calls are confidential.