Teaneck PD: Armed Dunkin’ Donuts robber was teen with pellet gun

TEANECK — A 16-year-old has been charged in the armed robbery of a township Dunkin' Donuts Sunday night.

After police released surveillance photos and video of the suspect — which showed him chasing an employee around the store with a gun before making off with cash — they were contacted by Det. Saul Santiago, who serves as the school resource officer at Teaneck High School, according to Lt. Andrew McGurr.

Santiago said he recognized the suspect as a former student, and provided his name to detectives working the case.

Additional sources confirmed the teen's involvement, McGurr said, and he showed up at the police department with his mother and an attorney to turn himself in Wednesday night.

Teaneck police say surveillance photos helped lead them to a 16-year-old who robbed a Dunkin Donuts at gunpoint Sunday night.

The boy has been charged with first-degree armed robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon by a minor.

A search of his residence turned up a pellet gun, which police believed was the gun used in the robbery, according to McGurr.

The teen was remanded to the Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center, and appeared in family court on Thursday.

His attorney, Navarro Gray, said the teen pleaded not guilty to all charges, and was allowed to go home on the condition he wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.


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