UPDATED: Police: 2 arrested in connection to Bayonne gunpoint robberies, one man still at large

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Two men were arrested in connection to three separate gunpoint robberies in Bayonne, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On February 9th, at approximately 5:23 a.m., the Bayonne Police Department responded to the area of East 12th Street on a report of a robbery, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Upon their arrival, officers spoke with the victim who informed them that two men, who stated they had a gun, just robbed him of his wallet.

As a result, an immediate investigation was initiated by the Bayonne Police Department Detective Bureau.

Then, on February 11th, at approximately 1:24 a.m., police responded to the area of West 50th Street on a report of a robbery. The victim told officers that he was robbed by two men, one of whom brandished a handgun, officials said.

The victim was robbed of his money, cellphone, and car keys, prompting a separate investigation.

Additionally, on February 12th at approximately 11:14 p.m., authorities responded to the area of West 45th Street on a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, officers were informed by the two victims that they had just been robbed by two men armed with a handgun.

One victim was also struck on the top of the head with the weapon causing a laceration. The report of the incident prompted yet another criminal probe, police said.

Nnamdi C. Atumudo, 22, of Irvington, was charged with three counts of robbery, three counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, three counts of possession of a handgun, and three counts of conspiracy – in connection to all three incidents – officials said.

Furthermore, Josh Noncius, 20, of Orange, was charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, two counts of possession of a handgun, and two counts of conspiracy for the incidents that occured on February 9th and 11th, authorities said.

Later this afternoon, the Bayonne Police Department Detective Bureau identified the second actor in the West 45th Street incident as Noncius.

The BPD also thanked the Irvington Police Department, as well as the Orange Police Department, for their assistance during these investigations.

 

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information.