Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Paterson Teens Charged in Armed Robbery

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Paterson Teens Charged in Armed Robbery

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CLIFTON – Two Paterson teenagers were arrested and charged with armed robbery Friday after allegedly holding two men up at gunpoint in separate instances.

The 16-year-old and 19-year-old Paterson residents, who were not identified by police because the investigation is ongoing, were charged with possession of a handgun and receiving stolen property, in addition to the armed robbery charges, police records show.

A 26-year-old Passaic man was walking in the area of Hope and Highland avenues at about 7 p.m., when he was approached by the suspects, wearing masks and brandishing handguns. The suspects physically moved the man into a dark driveway before taking several items from him, including a cellphone and cash, then fleeing on foot.

About an hour later, a 41-year-old Clifton man was robbed in the same manner near Lake and Van Winkle avenues. …

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