The Secaucus Police Department arrested a Bayonne man who robbed a BP Gas Station at gun point last week, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
On February 4th at 12:34 p.m., the Secaucus Police Department responded to the BP Gas Station, 1320 Paterson Plank Road, on report of an armed robbery, Miller said in a statement.
The gas station attendant reported that two black males 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 broadcasted a description of the suspects and the suspect vehicle to surrounding jurisdictions.
Within minutes, the Clifton Police Department observed the suspect vehicle on Route 21 and pursued the vehicle into Newark, where it crashed and 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, Bradley was in possession of Ruger LCR .38 special revolver.
The second suspect fled and remains at large, but the investigation is ongoing. Proceeds from the armed robbery of the BP Gas Station attendant were recovered in the suspect vehicle, during a search.
“Committing an armed robbery in the middle of the day in our busy central business district demonstrates how brazen criminals are becoming in our state,” Miller added.
“I sincerely hope that our criminal justice system will catch up to the amount of heinous crimes being committed throughout our state. This arrest was a clear example of the collaborative efforts of law enforcement. I want to personally thank the Clifton and Newark Police Departments for their assistance in making this arrest possible.”
Bradley, was charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, theft, and making terroristic threats.