The Quincy: Luxury for a Price.
The Quincy. Found in the heart of downtown, just a stone’s throw from the New Jersey State Theatre of the Arts. Each unit is bestowed with up-to-date interior styling cues, full-spectrum amenities commonplace to accommodations of this level. These condo style homes fully intended to be an upscale living community yet, seem to have missed the mark.
Some say history should not repeat itself. In many cases, we would hope against this. We would love to relive exciting and unforgettable memories, cherished moments or even decades-long stretches of time. In other cases, we can’t move quickly enough passed major disappointments, embarrassing moments or traumatic experiences. Take for example, living through an ambush style strong-armed robbery.
The life of a young man, doing an honest days’ work, forever changed on the 7th of May, 2013. On a routine pizza delivery, the man (who chooses to remain anonymous) knocked on the door of a Quincy unit found in the “N” building of the Quincy Circle housing complex. Residents of this unit explained to the delivery man that a mistaken order must have been made. On his return to his vehicle, three men motioned to him and claimed that the pizza was for them. While the delivery man prepared everything for the transaction, one of the three men pointed a gun at him and demanded his money. In the highly tense interaction, the gun was fired and the delivery man was shot. After taking his cash and wallet, the three men escaped the complex in a dark colored minivan. A similar incident occurred on January 4th, 2013 when a 31-year-old driver attempted to deliver a pizza and was robbed at gun and knifepoint. The suspects took both the pizza and the driver’s cash.
Fortunately, detectives apprehended Parysh Wood, 21, and Justina Hampton, 19, both of North Brunswick shortly after the Quincy robbery. They were charged with robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, obstructing the administration of law, and hindering apprehension by giving false information to law enforcement. The New Brunswick police suspect there may be connections between this arrest and the recent pizza delivery robberies.
More recently, on October 7th 2015, one bystander was shot in an altercation involving a known gang member. The victim suffered minor injuries. Residents of the Quincy reported to have heard a series of gunshots around 9:30 pm. The victim was taken to the nearest Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for immediate treatment. Recovering from a non-life-threatening wound, the victim was able to provide a description of the suspect.
For all its luxury surroundings, the Quincy is surprisingly rife with danger. Police frequent the area for calls ranging from domestic abuse situations to attempted murder. Apply caution when visiting the area or if you’re considering re-locating nearby.