On 01/15/2013, at 0756 hours, officers were dispatched to the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Elm Street on a report of an armed robbery possibly with a handgun. The victim flagged down a passerby and had him call 911. The caller advised dispatch that the actors had threatened to shoot the victim if she did not give them her iPhone. The actors took the phone and ran toward the bus stop at Bloomfield Avenue and Gates Avenue. The caller described the actors, as per the victim, as a black male wearing a blue puffy style jacket, black pants and a purple skull cap and a black female wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt and black jeans.
Officers arriving near the bus stop observed a New Jersey transit bus stopped at the intersection. They conducted a stop of the bus and as they boarded observed two subjects matching the descriptions seated in the last row of seats on the right side of the bus. They were immediately searched for weapons but none were located. The iPhone, which was described as having a Marilyn Monroe phone cover, was located underneath the seat in front of where the two were sitting.
Nineteen year old Kyle Carmichael of Newark and the female juvenile actor were placed under arrest without incident. The victim informed officers on scene that she was walking westbound on Bloomfield Avenue from Pine Street when the two actors approached her. The male had his hand in his waistband and threatened to shoot her if she did not hand over the phone which she did. He then told the female actor to pop her. Both then fled west toward Elm Street on Bloomfield Avenue. Kyle Carmichael was charged with Robbery, Terroristic Threats to kill and employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime. The juvenile was charged as accordingly.