By Associated Press - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey man stands accused of robbing a man he had befriended online.

Hoboken police tell (https:// that 25-year-old city resident Joshua Aviles and the victim had agreed to meet for drinks late Tuesday night.

The victim said he noticed a car following them as they walked along a street, and he said two women soon jumped out of the vehicle and attacked him. The man tried to chase after the women when they took his backpack, but he claimed Aviles punched him in the face and then got in the car with the two women.

After the victim showed police an online photo of the suspect, a city police officer recognized him as Aviles. He was arrested Wednesday when he showed up for an unrelated court hearing.


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