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.