A month-long investigation has led to the arrest of three Teaneck men in the November gunpoint robbery of a Lodi gas station, the prosecutor’s office announced Wednesday.
Jean Barthelemy, 21, pulled a handgun on the Essex Street BP Station clerk while two accomplices waited outside in a gateway car around 4 a.m. Nov. 13, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said. Barthelemy forced the worker to open the register and stole about $800 in cash.
He also swiped a pack of Newport cigarettes on the way out before fleeing in 20-year-old Daniel Margulise’s car, Molinelli said. During the escape, Barthelemy discarded clothing incase the trio was stopped by responding police.
Investigators arrested Barthelemy, Margulise and the third man, 20-year-old Carlos Escarraman Monday, according to Molinelli. Barthelemy faces charges of armed robbery, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and handgun possession.
Barthelemy was being held Wednesday on $250,000 bail at the Bergen County Jail, records show. His two alleged accomplices were charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery and each held on $50,000 bail.