Man Charged for Attacking, Robbing Pregnant NJ Transit Bus Driver

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A Union County man was arrested after being accused of an attack and robbery that caused a pregnant NJ Transit bus driver to be hospitalized, last month.

NJ.com reports that 39-year-old Andre Dawson III of Union Township is being held at Union County jail with second-degree robbery, third-degree assault on a bus operator and third-degree assault charges. A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 20.

The attack occurred on Jan. 28, when Elizabeth police were called to North Broad Street and Westfield Avenue at 4:35 p.m. when the woman was found with bumps, cuts and bruises, along with her cell phone being stolen. She was taken to Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth.

Investigators were able to identify Dawson as the suspect almost a month later, although he had fled the scene that day. He will face up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted on the charge.

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