Point Beach Robbery Suspect Identified, Wanted in Three Homicides

Ali Muhammad Brown previously convicted on child sex charge

The suspect in a June 29, 2014 robbery in Point Pleasant Beach. (Photo: Point Pleasant Beach Police)
The suspect in a June 29, 2014 robbery in Point Pleasant Beach. (Photo: Point Pleasant Beach Police)
A homeless man who attempted to rob and carjack a victim outside the Green Planet coffee shop in Point Pleasant Beach on Sunday is also wanted on three homicide charges in Washington state and failing to register as a sex offender.

Point Pleasant Beach police identified the man as Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, who is considered to be homeless.

In addition to the three homicide charges out of Seattle, Brown is now wanted on first degree robbery and second degree possession of a weapon in Ocean County.

"The Point Pleasant Beach Police department is currently working with other agencies, including the Seattle, Washington Police and US Marshals Service to bring Brown into custody," said Detective Patrick Petruzziello in a statement issued Tuesday morning.

Brown's bail on the Ocean County charges was set at $500,000 cash by Superior Court Judge Francis Hodgson, Petruzziello said.

Brown was recently accused of gunning down 27-year-old Ahmed Said and 23-year-old Dwone Anderson at 29th and King Street in Seattle on June 1, according to a feature posted last month by America's Most Wanted.

According to a report from KIRO-TV, Brown was previously convicted of trying to molest his 6-year-old daughter.

Brown was initially being sought locally after an incident Sunday morning outside the Green Planet coffee shop on Arnold Avenue, where police say he pointed a handgun at a 46-year-old Washington, D.C. man and demanded his money and car keys.

The victim complied, however the suspect ultimately fled the area on foot, police said.

The gun has not been recovered, according to Petruzziello.
fed up July 02, 2014 at 01:42 PM
Ali Muhammad brown needs 2 to the back of his muslim head.
Ken Hildebrandt July 04, 2014 at 02:43 PM
This article is misleading. He's still at large, and likely far from Point Pleasant Beach. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/man-wanted-seattle-double-homicide-new-jersey-robbery-article-1.1852352 Hat's off to the Green Planet coffee shop for getting him on video, which can only aid in his capture. How many will he kill and/or rob before authorities finally do get him is anyone's guess, but as I stated before, so long as law enforcement are wasting precious resources chasing people for non-crimes he'll have that much more of a chance of continuing to hold onto his freedom at society's expense.
Laura July 04, 2014 at 05:31 PM
Nan, do you think that the VA scandal just started? Possibly the House should have spent their time elsewhere other than trying to stop ACA more than 40 times. Passing something that you know is not a compromise between the two controlling parties is just plain stupid and only caters to their dwindling base. I digress, this article is about a very dangerous individual who seems to have found a way to get across the country without being caught. Was he smart enough to know that Washington D.C. plates would have made it easier to apprehend him? Did he not know where the car was parked? All questions I would like answered. Did he get on the train? Etc.
Rick Ricky July 10, 2014 at 08:16 PM
frangelica, I hear you. I so agree with you. I want to be able to protect myself and family. I don't want to have to wait for police to protect me. I certainly don't want to hide behind any police as someone suggested. Especially small minded town police.


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