In the early 1960’s and 1970’s, a large number of white families left the city of New Brunswick, NJ. The population of both Hispanics and blacks soared. A number of development projects were initiated in the city as a way of providing employment to the people living there. However, the rate of violent crimes in New Brunswick has continuously been higher than the national average. Here is an overview of two incidents that took place at The Quincy Apartment complex.
The Quincy Apartment Complex
An apartment complex known as The Quincy lies next to the Raritan River at the Liberty Street and New Street, New Brunswick. This area has fast become a nightmare for people living there due to some unfortunate incidents that have taken place. The complex is synonymous with illegal guns, theft and shooting crimes, which have left a number of people nursing injuries. The security is poor and the police are overwhelmed with answering to shooting incidents and domestic disputes every now and then.
The Quincy Pizza Robbery
On 7th May 2013, a pizza order was placed by an unknown person in the Northern Building at the Quincy Circle, an area with more than 200 units. The pizza delivery man got to the place and questioned the residents in a bid to find out the person who had ordered for it. No one claimed the order and he made up his mind to leave the area. Upon returning to his delivery car he met three armed men waiting for him. They robbed him off the pizza, his money and shot him before driving off. A suspect was later apprehended thanks to cell phone information and charged in court. The suspect faced charges ranging from issuing wrong information, unlawful possession of arms, robbery and interruption of justice. Another person believed to have been a victim of the gunshots sought medical help at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Shooting at New Brunswick Apartments
On October 7 2015, a shooting incident was reported to have occurred at the New Brunswick Apartments. A person was shot and injured in the area, which has become a crime hotspot with robberies being reported every now and then. The shooting was allegedly committed by a gangster in an incident that involved around four shootings leaving one person injured. The injured person was taken to hospital by a person whom the police believe was the prime suspect in the shooting. The discovery of more bullets at the New Brunswick Apartments prompted the police to commence further investigations.