Two Passaic County NJ men were apprehended after allegedly committing an armed robbery on a street in North Bergen, New Jersey.
According to authorities, the suspect set up a meeting with the victim in North Bergen in order to buy a car from him. However, when the victim showed up at the meeting place, the suspects reportedly used a handgun to rob him.
Afterwards, the victim contacted local law enforcement and alerted them to the robbery. Police soon identified the likely culprits as a 21-year-old Paterson man and a 23-year-old North Haledon NJ man. A short time later, authorities located and arrested the suspects.
The suspects have been charged with a number of crimes, including robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and obstruction of justice. The suspects face the obstruction charges because they allegedly ran from the arresting officers.
Additionally, the Paterson NJ suspect faces criminal charges for illegal handgun possession and a certain persons offense for being a convicted felon illegally carrying a firearm.
If the suspects are convicted on the most serious charges of armed robbery, they could be sentenced to as many as 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, both suspects were transported to the Hudson County Jail in Kearny, New Jersey. They were each being held at the jail on separate $200K bail amounts.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Passaic County Pair Charged in North Bergen Armed Robbery.”