A Secaucus teenager was captured by police after trying to rob a cab driver with a knife early Sunday morning.
The 17-year-old suspect hailed the taxi around 7:30 am near Cedar Avenue and Cedar Lane – mere blocks away from Town Hall. Clad in black and covering his face with a t-shirt, the boy then revealed a pocketknife and ordered the driver to hand over his money.
The driver refused and the perpetrator lept out of the car and ran towards Secaucus Plaza, where he was tracked down and nabbed by Detective Aniello Schaffer and Robert Napoleon, according to The Jersey Journal.
The suspect was charged with armed robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and resisting arrest. He was subsequently taken to the Union County Youth Correctional Facility.