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Detectives Foil Alleged Robbery Plot

Gun found, Englewood man charged following investigation by Teaneck and Bergen County detectives, prosecutor says.

Authorities have charged an Englewood man in a plot to rob a local liquor store distributor after the merchant told Teaneck police he was being followed by would-be bandits, the prosecutor's office said Monday. 

Dammen McDuffie, 38, was charged Friday with stalking, conspiracy to commit robbery and attempt to commit robbery. Another unidentified man remains at large, authorities said. 

The intended victim alerted Teaneck police on Dec. 21 that he was being followed by "multiple individuals" to and from his business, and feared he would be robbed, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli. 

Investigators found a handgun and other evidence during searches Friday of McDuffie's Englewood apartment and his fiance's Bound Brook home, the prosecutor said. 

McDuffie was being held at the Bergen County Jail on $500,000, with no ten percent option.

Authorities did not provide details on the second man, but said the investigation was ongoing. 

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Keith Kaplan January 07, 2013 at 09:11 PM
What lovely neighbors. While we're at it, can we get some laws to prevent criminals from owning handguns?
Teaneck_Resident January 08, 2013 at 02:25 AM
Criminals obtain hand guns illegally. So what law would they obey? Since he is a criminal and probably has other convictions he cannot obtain a firearm legally. The gun was probably stolen. Perhaps you should think about what you are going to post before doing so.
Keith Kaplan January 08, 2013 at 02:36 AM
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/facetious
shimon baum January 09, 2013 at 07:17 PM
My email said that my comment was approved and I received responses to it yet they aren't here.
JMC January 10, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Gun was an 1800's family heirloom. Quite ignorant to believe everything you read!
shimon baum January 16, 2013 at 06:34 PM
Yeah much better to believe an anonymous commenter on the internet.
J.E. Hoover March 14, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Boys, boys stop it. Crimes like this are as old as time. The police did their job, and they have an dangerous individual behind bars. Let the system lock him up, if he is convicted, and that's it.
Tee Smyth March 14, 2013 at 02:00 PM
I hate to break it to ya', Hoover. However, Macduffie is not in jail. He bonded out.

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