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.