Two Charged with Robbing, Threatening to Shoot Man at Teaneck Road Restaurant
Police say the victim knew one of the attackers
Two township men were arrested Monday for punching, robbing and threatening to shoot a man inside a Teaneck Road Chinese restaurant, police said.
Officers were called to the Sheng Garden restaurant on Teaneck Road around 5:15 p.m. Sunday for a reported robbery, said Detective Lt. Andrew McGurr. The victim told police he was attacked in the store, but knew one of the assailants.
The pair also entered the victim’s unlocked car parked outside, before fleeing in another car with his iPod and cell phone, McGurr said.
Police identified the attackers as 19-year-old Aaron Edwards and his 23-year-old half-brother Demetrius Jeffers, both of Hirliman Road. McGurr said the victim knew Edwards, who had changed his name from Aaron Qualls.
Both men were being held at the Bergen County Jail on $212,500 bail, with no ten percent option, on charges including terroristic threats, first degree armed robbery and armed burglary.
The victim suffered bruising in the attack, but declined medical attention at the scene, according to police.