Police: 2 Brooklyn men driving vehicle ID’ed in armed robberies busted with loaded gun in Secaucus


Two Brooklyn men driving a vehicle identified in two Long Island armed robberies were busted with a loaded gun in Secaucus yesterday, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

Seti Barnwell (left) and Emmanuel Philostin. Photos courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Seti Barnwell, 22, and Emmanuel Philostin, 20, both of Brooklyn, New York, were both charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, two counts of possession of a high-capacity magazine, unlawful possession of hollow point ammunition, and unlawful possession of handgun ammunition, Miller said in a statement.

Police Officer Jonathan Padron was on patrol and observed a Dodge Charger on Meadowlands Parkway with heavily tinted windows.

Upon stopping the vehicle, it became known that the vehicle was alleged to have been involved in several gun point robberies in Nassau County, New York. The vehicle was subsequently impounded for further investigation.

The investigation led to a search of the vehicle where detectives recovered a loaded Taurus G2C, 9mm semi-automatic handgun along with two .40 caliber 15-round magazines.

“This gun arrest is another example of how members of the Secaucus Police Department will continue to proactively police the town,” Miller explained.

“The sheer amount of loaded guns possessed by the criminal element is quite disturbing, but I can only hope our criminal justice system will apply the law and administer a penalty that would deter criminals from possessing illegal firearms.”

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