A Bridgeton man arrested Thursday is accused of robbing an NJ Transit bus driver at gunpoint and getting away with cash.

The driver reported she was robbed about 7:15 p.m. in the 400 block of East Broad Street, police said.

Paul L. Mack, 43, matched the description of the robber and was found within an hour, police said. He initially lied about his name, police said.

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Mack had outstanding warrants and was charged with robbery, stalking, burglary and sexual assault, among other crimes. He was being held on $510,000 bail, police said.

At the time of the arrest, police found a hypodermic syringe and cash on Mack but did not find a gun. Bridgeton police were still investigating.

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