Sheriff: Bayonne woman has 2 men help rob boyfriend as payback for getting pistol whipped


A Bayonne woman had two men help her rob her boyfriend over the weekend as payback for pistol whipping her in the face the day before, Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari said.

Larry Johnson, Orasha Wilkes, and Tyrone Baskin. Photos courtesy of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Larry Johnson, 36, of Newark, and Orasha Wilkes, 40 of Bayonne, were both charged with robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a weapon, criminal restraint, theft and possession of the firearm, Schillari said in a statement.

After processing, they were both transported to the Hudson County Correctional Center to await their hearings.

On Saturday, August 1st there was an armed robbery in Jersey City near the border of Bayonne in which three suspects stole a victim’s wallet, shoes and phone, authorities said.

The suspect’s vehicle, which was a white Ford Fusion, was later spotted and stopped by a Hudson County sheriff’s officer, with the driver, Johnson, as the only occupant.

Further investigation by the sheriff’s office put Johnson at the robbery scene.

The HCSO SWAT team, with assistance from Bayonne Police responded to a residence on 50th Street in Bayonne. The residence was occupied by Wilkes, her daughter, and granddaughter.

While in the apartment, detectives were able to locate the suspected handgun used in the robbery, authorities said.

One suspect, Tyrone Baskin, is still at large and anyone with any information of his whereabouts is urged to call 201-915-1315 immediately.

After the arrests, detectives learned that Wilkes had set up the whole robbery incident with the other two suspects in order to get back at the victim and current boyfriend, Calvin Baskerville.

This is due to an earlier altercation where Baskerville struck Wilkes with a handgun in the face. Wilkes told detectives that she robbed him with his own gun, which she was struck with the day before.

On Wednesday, August 5, detectives were able to locate Baskerville and he was charged with aggravated assault under domestic violence, possession of a firearm as well as having an open Bayonne warrant for aggravated assault and terroristic threats, police sad.

Baskerville also has two open child support warrants, which he was processed for. After being processed, he was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Center.

Calvin Baskerville. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office.