A Jersey City man has been arrested as the second suspect involved in a Secaucus gas station armed robbery last month, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
On February 4th at approximately 12:34 p.m., the Secaucus Police Department responded to the BP Gas Station, located at 1320 Paterson Plank Road, on report of an armed robbery, Miller said in a statement.
The gas station attendant reported that two Black men each pointed a handgun at him and robbed him of cash. The duo then fled in a gray Honda Accord onto Paterson Plank Road toward Route 3 West.
The license plate affixed to the gray Honda Accord was reported to be stolen out of Jersey City.
Secaucus police immediately broadcast a description of the suspects and their vehicle to surrounding jurisdictions.
Within minutes, the Clifton Police Department observed the vehicle on Route 21 and pursued the vehicle into Newark, where it crashed and the two suspects fled on foot.
While fleeing police and attempting to commit another crime, the Newark Police Department arrested Wendell Bradley, 25, of Bayonne.
At the time of his arrest Wendell Bradley was in possession of Ruger LCR .38 Special revolver. The second suspect fled and evaded capture.
After a diligent follow up investigation, Secaucus Police Detectives identified Joseph Brown, 24, of Jersey City as the accomplice who committed this armed robbery.
On March 10th, Secaucus Police Department detectives arrested him near his home in Jersey City.
Based on the investigation conducted by the Secaucus Police Department Detective Division, it is believed that these suspects have committed numerous armed robberies of gas stations across three separate counties.
“The Secaucus Police Department will continue to exhaust all investigative efforts, regardless of jurisdictional boundaries, to bring to justice those individuals responsible for victimizing the residents and/or businesses within Secaucus,” added Miller.
“I want to commend our Detective Division for working collaboratively with other law enforcement agencies in hopes these individuals will be held accountable for their crimes.”
Brown, was charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, terroristic threats, and refusal to submit to fingerprinting. He remains lodged in the Hudson County Correctional Facility, authorities said.