- Associated Press - Thursday, April 20, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man has been charged with trying to rob an apartment dressed as a sheriff’s officer.

Acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick says 34-year-old Jason Thompson, of Paterson, faces charges including attempted robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime.

He was arraigned Thursday. No attorney information is available.

He and 30-year-old Clemente Carlos, of Newark, were arrested in December 2015 over a home invasion in Paterson.

Authorities say the two were dressed as Passaic County sheriff’s officers when they confronted a woman and her baby outside an apartment.



Authorities say the men led her back into the apartment, where they pointed a gun at her brother and bound him, looking for money. Police say they left after not finding cash.

Carlos previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit robbery.

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