Tristan Reyes, 19 of Howell, was charged with armed robbery and stalking, cops said. (Courtesy Howell Police Department)
A chilling home surveillance video viewed more than 3 million times on Facebook shows one of the two alleged incidents, in which he lurks in the driveway while a woman unloads groceries from her car, police said.
While waiting for his chance, the woman‘s Rottweiler runs out of the house barking, causing the man, dressed in all black and a ski mask, to run away, hide behind his van and speed away shortly after, cops said.
The woman alerted her neighbors of a suspicious black van in the neighborhood, though she was unaware of what happened until she checked her home’s surveillance footage, which her husband later posted to Facebook, warning others to be aware of their surroundings.
Reyes was transported to Monmouth County Correctional Institute, authorities said.
Howell Police are asking those who have additional information or may have been a victim to contact Detective Corporal Nancy Carroll at 732-938-4574 ext. 2182 or 732-938-4111, or can submit an anonymous tip at www.p3tips.com.
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