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Long Branch Police: Man Pistol-Whipped, Robbed by 5 Individuals

Two of the accused are male juveniles

Five individuals have been arrested and are facing numerous charges for allegedly beating and robbing a man early Saturday morning.

Long Branch Police Capt. Jason Roebuck said a 33-year-old Hispanic male was walking on North Fifth Avenue just after midnight on Jan. 19 and was confronted by a group of young black males.

"An altercation ensued, and victim was assaulted and robbed," Roebuck said in a release. "A handgun was used to pistol whip the victim in the assault, and then subsequently fired at the victim as he left the scene and called the police."

Roebuck said the five males then fled the scene and entered a house on North Fifth Avenue. 

Long Branch Patrol Officers Kennedy, Yoo, Bell, Hueston, Vasquez and Gant responded, tracked the males to the residence and located them. Roebuck said some of  the individuals were found hiding in closets.

Long Branch Police Detectives Leavy, House, Decker and Garrett then responded and after an investigation charged the 5 males with various offenses.  Police also recovered a small silver handgun from the house.

The 5 accused are:

Justin Jones, 19, of Sixth Avenue, was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. His bail was set at $950,000 by Judge  McGann.

Terrence Bowles, 18, of Liberty Street, was was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. His bail was set at $950,000 by Judge McGann

William Bowles, 22, of Long Branch Avenue, was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. His bail was also set at $950,000 by Judge McGann.

Roebuck said two male juveniles were also arrested, taken to the youth detention center and are facing the same charges. He said their information cannot be released as they are under the age of 17.

"An excellent job was done by both the Patrol Division and the Detective Bureau to apprehend these subjects," Roebuck said.

He added that the investigation is ongoing, and that anyone with information about the robbery should contact Det. Leavy at 732-222-1000 ext. 5343.

lucky January 22, 2013 at 09:03 PM
sss
lucky January 22, 2013 at 09:03 PM
they need jobs
robin finny January 23, 2013 at 12:38 AM
I feel bad for the parents because we cannot be judged by the actions of a children's
Thomas A. Blasi January 24, 2013 at 01:37 AM
Wrong, wrong, wrong . . . The first seven years of a childs life, his home environment sets the mold for the rest of his / her life. (with few exceptions).
Mike Rath February 20, 2013 at 10:46 PM
This situation needs no expansion, no "what if's"--This happened, those involved are who they are..Somehow they felt they were entitled to something that didn't belong to them and it was easier to take it rather than earn it.. Am I entitled to something you own just because there are 5 of me and 1 of you??

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