The 32-year-old male victim, also a borough resident, reported that he was approached by a young Latino male who first demanded money, and when the victim refused, brandished a knife and repeated the demand.
The encounter occurred at about 9:23 p.m. on Monmouth Street near Bridge Avenue, police said.
From the police announcement:
Ptl. Heather Pubylski and Ptl. Jonhathan Quispe arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody without further incident. The weapon was subsequently recovered on a nearby rooftop.
Luis Fuentes-Morales, 21, of Red Bank, was charged with Attempted Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. His bail was set at $115,000 and he was transported to the Monmouth County Jail.
Sgt. Michael Frazee of the department’s detective bureau assisted in the investigation.