The Quincy is the new name for a New Brunswick apartment complex, but it remains to be seen if changing a name is going to change activity in the area. The apartments have a new look, and they are trying to promote a new feel but how will this affect the troublesome history of the complex? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, keep reading.
The Pizza Robbery
The Quincy was the scene of a classic set-up robbery about four years ago. On November 12, 2012, a pizza deliveryman showed up at the complex to deliver a pizza. He went to the apartment to deliver the pizza only to find out the resident never ordered a pizza. On his way back to his car, three males came up behind him, and one put a gun to his head. He was forced to give them his money, his wallet, and the pizza. The suspects fled the area in a dark mini-van.
New Brunswick Police Detective Ron Seaman was able to learn the identity of one of the suspects by using cell phone records. Parysh Wood, also know as “P-Gun” or “Pistol,” was arrested for aggravated robbery.
Another Gun Related Crime
It wasn’t long before The Quincy was the location of another gun-related crime. On October 5th, 2015, gunshots rang out through the complex at 9:30 PM. When police arrived, they couldn’t find a victim but found bullet shell casings. A short time later a man with a gunshot wound walked into the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Police were able to connect him to the shooting scene. The wound was non-life threatening, and the man recovered.
So, will changing the name and the look of the complex alter the activity of the residents? It’s hard to say, but it wasn’t the paint or structure of the complex that caused the crimes to occur. It resulted from the people who frequent the location.
The building has 206 apartment and is owned by a local corporation. Hopefully, they’ll take a more active role in the running of the complex, since money and time have was on improving the location.