Police: Bayonne man arrested for role in jumping, robbing bystander for his cell phone

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A young Bayonne man was arrested last week for his role in jumping an innocent bystander and robbing him of his cell phone, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Elijah Cook, 20, of Bayonne was charged with robbery on Friday, May 10th, according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.

Cook was taken into custody at 1:22 p.m. on that day after being identified as the actor of a robbery reported on April 15th at 4:42 p.m. in the area of East 26th Street, authorities said.

On that date, the 25-year-old male victim reported that, while walking in the area of East 26th Street, he was approached from behind by a group of males. The group punched him in the back of his head, knocking him to the ground, officials said.

While on the ground, the group continued to assault him while Cook removed the victim’s cellphone from his pocket and the actors then fled the scene, police said.

As a result, the victim was treated at Bayonne Medical Center for facial injuries, authorities said.

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