When someone is arrested and charged with a crime in New Jersey, police departments observe a protocol that includes the reading of Miranda Rights.

PATERSON — A man from Middlesex County told investigators he was mugged and robbed of $1,700 cash outside a notorious Paterson liquor store on Tuesday night, police said.

The victim, a 20-year-old Edison resident, was leaving Mo’s Liquors at the corner of Main and Weiss streets at 9:10 p.m. when he said someone attacked him from behind, punching him multiple times, police said.

The victim told police that after he was knocked to the ground, the robber took his cash and fled, authorities said.

Last year, the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control board had imposed a 200-day suspension on Mo’s license for multiple violations, together with some involving medicine. The town ended up lowering the suspension to 60 days as a part of deal below which Mo’s agreed to put in surveillance cameras and rent safety guards.

In response to shootings within the space, the town council final 12 months designated the nook the place Mo’s is positioned against the law scorching spot the place companies are required to shut at midnight.

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