Bogota Man Charged in Robbery, Assault on Teaneck Officer

Stolen jewelry recovered by Teaneck police Wednesday

A 19-year-old Bogota man faces charges he struck a police officer after he was caught fleeing a jewelry store robbery on Cedar Lane Wednesday, authorities said. 

The man, identified as Kevon Burnett-Deroche, and a juvenile went to Chic Unique Jewelry and Accessories around 5:15 p.m., where one distracted the merchant while another swiped jewelry from a sidewalk display table, police said. The two fled after a confrontation with the shop keeper.

Teaneck Police Detectives Kevin Brennan and Edward Kazmierczak caught the pair on Elm Avenue, Detective Lt. Andrew McGurr said. As police attempted to handcuff Burnett-Deroche, he allegedly flailed his arms and struck an officer. 

Police recovered $300 worth of assorted jewelry stolen from the store, McGurr said.  

Burnett-Deroche was being held Thursday at the Bergen County Jail on charges of robbery, aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest, according to jail records. Bail was set at $20,000. 

Details on the minor's role in the crime were not immediately clear. The police department's juvenile unit was investigating. 


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Bruno Rondinelli December 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM
I saw that chase..Pretty Impressive. The suspect went flying around the corner of Elm & Cedar Lane then cut through CVS parking lot. ..suspect was high gear but the BlueThunder was close behind in hot pursuit..Hat's off to the Teaneck Police for a fine chase in a high foot traffic area with no incident or danger to civilians. Bruno from B Dinelli for Hair.


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