10/11/2011

Three in custody after two teens robbed, one stabbed in Lyndhurst

Tuesday, October 11, 2011    Last updated: Tuesday October 11, 2011, 9:19 AM
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Lyndhurst - Police have arrested and charged two juveniles and one adult in connection to two robberies that occurred on Friday, Oct. 7, and resulted in a township teen getting stabbed in the chest.
Markou Mehanny, 19, of Bayonne, is pictured being transported by a Lyndhurst police officer to the Bergen County Jail where he is being held on $645,000 bail with no 10-percent option. Mehanny and two other juveniles are accused of robbing two township teens at knifepoint. One of the juveniles, a 14-year-old, was stabbed, but was treated and soon released from the hospital.
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Markou Mehanny, 19, of Bayonne, is pictured being transported by a Lyndhurst police officer to the Bergen County Jail where he is being held on $645,000 bail with no 10-percent option. Mehanny and two other juveniles are accused of robbing two township teens at knifepoint. One of the juveniles, a 14-year-old, was stabbed, but was treated and soon released from the hospital.
According to police, at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, a 16-year-old township boy was walking on Forest Avenue near Chase Avenue en route to the high school when he was approached by three men, who he later described as light skinned black and between the ages of 17-19.
"One grabbed him from behind and said 'You try to run, I'll stab you'," said Detective Captain John Valente. "A second suspect brandished a knife."
According to Valente, the victim turned over a phone, wrist watch, bracelet, $10 in cash and chain off his neck, which had attached to it a Lyndhurst High School state championship track team ring. The victim went to the high school and told his track coach what had happened and it was then reported to police.
Valente said a call then came in at 9 p.m. from a resident of the 100-block of Delafield Avenue, who reported that a 14-year-old boy at the door needed assistance. Police said the boy had been walking on Delafield Avenue near New York Avenue when he was approached by three men fitting the description of the previous robbery. The victim, a township resident, handed over an iPod, cell phone and some keys when he was told to hand over his personal belongings and one suspect brandished a knife.
"One of the individuals produced a knife," said Valente. "The juvenile did not resist, however, the individual brandishing the knife did reach out and stab him in the chest. He had about a half-inch laceration. He didn't immediately know he was stabbed until later. He was transported to the hospital and released that night with non life-threatening injuries."
Valente said a patrolman located three individuals later that night at the Kingsland Train Station on Ridge Road that fit the description of the suspected robbers. All three fled, but one suspect, a 16-year-old township teen, was captured. A county K-9 unit arrived and could not locate the other two suspects. Over the weekend, according to Valente, detectives developed information leading to a positive identification of the other two suspects, a 17-year-old and 19-year-old, both from Bayonne.
"A team was set up this morning [Monday, Oct. 10] and both were arrested at their homes in Bayonne," said Valente.
According to Valente, the 16-year-old and 17-year-old are being held in the Union County Juvenile Detention Center on two counts of charges of robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon and possession of stolen property. The 16-year-old was additionally charged with resisting arrest.
Valente said the 19-year-old, identified as Markou Mehanny, was lodged in Bergen County Jail on $645,000 bail with no 10-percent option. He was charged with two counts of robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon. Valente said Mehanny was identified as the suspect that had brandished the knife during the robberies.
"The 16-year-old from Lyndhurst is originally from Bayonne, so that's the connection to why they were all doing this here," said Valente.
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