3rd person arrested for armed robbery on Jersey City-Bayonne border, sheriff says


A third person was arrested for an armed robbery that occurred on the Jersey City-Bayonne border earlier this month as a form a retribution after the victim pistol whipped his girlfriend the day before, Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari announced.

Tyrone Baskin. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This morning Hudson County Sheriff’s [Office] detectives, with the help of U.S. Marshals, located Tyrone Baskin, 50, of Jersey City at a family residence,” Schillari said in a statement.

“Baskin was wanted for an armed robbery that occurred in the early morning hours of August 1, in the Garfield Avenue area of Jersey City and Bayonne border.”

Baskin was found at his sister’s home in Jersey City at around 9:00 a.m. this morning, authorities said.

He was charged with robbery, possession of a firearm, aggravated assault, criminal restraint, theft, and certain persons not to have weapons. Baskin had also recently been released from prison for aggravated sexual assault.

Subsequently, the N.J. State Parole Board filed a violation of his parole due to his alleged involvement in this incident.

All parties involved in the August 1 robbery incident have been located and charged, a true testament to this office’s commitment to the safety of all Hudson County residents.

Last week, the HCSO announced that Baskin was one of two men Orasha Wilkes, 40, of Bayonne, recruited to help rob her boyfriend with the gun he had pistol whipped her with the day before.

Baskin was the third party involved and the only one that had not been arrested until this morning, police said.