Man on GPS monitoring arrested for armed robbery in New Bedford

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NEW BEDFORD — A man on GPS monitoring was arrested Monday after allegedly robbing an Uber driver at knifepoint outside his own residence.

Police responded to the intersection of North St. and Cedar St. on Feb. 19 at about 5:30 p.m. following a report of a robbery.

The Uber driver reported he was waiting for a passenger when a man with a bandana covering his lower face brandished a knife and demanded his belongings, then fled on foot.

Officers Tyler Viera and William Mouyos obtained video footage showing the suspect’s face, leading to the identification of 22-year-old Isaiah Poindexter of 117 Cedar St. Poindexter, who was found at his home directly across the street from the crime scene, was wearing a GPS anklet due to a prior arrest.

Last summer, Poindexter was arrested for a vandalism spree where he spray-painted “Dex” and other tags on vehicles, including several from the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office near Ash St. jail.

He faces numerous charges for vandalism from these incidents.

The GPS anklet tracked Poindexter to the robbery location at the time of the crime.

He has now been arrested and charged with armed robbery while masked.

Authorities are still investigating the identity of a possible second suspect.

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