NORTH BERGEN -- Jon Salcedo, 18, of North Bergen, was arrested on Monday, Feb. 28 on robbery charges, and police are searching for his two alleged accomplices.
According to Sgt. Bronson Justino from the North Bergen Police, on Monday, Feb. 21 Salcedo and two other males allegedly approached someone and put the victim in a choke hold while the other two robbed the victim.
Salcedo’s bail has been set at $100,000 with no 10 percent option. Salcedo has been charged with first degree robbery and possession of weapon for an unlawful purpose. Justino said that one of the other two males was armed with a large kitchen knife. According to Justino, the victim struggled and the man that allegedly wielded the knife began thrusting it towards the victim and stabbed a plastic soda bottle that the victim was holding.
The alleged assailants fled the scene towards Tonnelle Avenue.
Detectives canvassed the area and a local citizen recognized Salcedo which led to his arrest. Police are in pursuit of the two other men that were allegedly involved in the robbery.
The man that allegedly brandished the knife is described as a heavy set Hispanic with medium length black hair and wearing a gray Boston Red Sox jacket with dark colored sleeves. According to Justino, his name is “Brian” and he is either from Fairview or North Bergen.
Anyone with information is urged to call (201) 392-2092.