Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Jersey: Two Jersey City Assailants Charged with Armed Robbery of Four Canadian Tourists

According to, two Jersey City men have been charged with the Jersey City armed robbery of four Canadian tourists and two other hold-ups in June, according to police reports.

Edwin Candelario, 31, and Demont Green, 36, were arrested by US Marshals assigned to the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Force and the Jersey City police's Criminal Warrant Squad, Jersey City public safety spokesman Bob McHugh said. Candelario was arrested in Bayonne on July 16, and Green was arrested in Jersey City on July 17.
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Both defendants face numerous counts, including robbery, aggravated assault, conspiracy and related weapons charges in connection with the June 21 robberies, McHugh said.
Candelario, who has been arrested at least nine times and convicted six times, appeared in court on the charges on July 17. A third person, identified as "TA" in the criminal complaint, was involved in the robberies, but it could not be determined if he or she has been arrested yet.

All three armed robberies occurred in a 30-minute span between 0330 and 0400 hours, according to police reports. The first of the three reported robberies occurred on Lincoln Street and the second occurred at Bergen and Fairview Avenues, police said.
The Canadian victims in the downtown robbery--two men, 28 and 24, a woman, 32, and a 14-year-old boy--were walking on Columbus Drive between Marin Boulevard and Warren Street, headed back to the Hyatt hotel, when two men brandished handguns and ordered them to the ground, police said.

The gunmen stole $230 in cash and $250 in jewelry. In the Lincoln Street incident, a 17-year-old of West New York and an 18-year-old of Jersey City were robbed of their cell phones, valued at $1,000 total, and $49 in cash, police said.

In the Bergen Avenue robbery, a 25-year-old Jersey City man was robbed of a cell phone and a digital tablet valued at $250 total and $40 in cash, police said.