Three Teaneck Men Charged in Lodi Gunpoint Holdup

Authorities say township resident pulled a gun, stole cash and cigarettes.

A month-long investigation has led to the arrest of three Teaneck men in the November gunpoint robbery of a Lodi gas station, the prosecutor’s office announced today.

Jean Barthelemy, 21, pulled a handgun on the Essex Street BP Station clerk while two accomplices waited outside in a gateway car around 4 a.m. Nov. 13, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said. Barthelemy forced the worker to open the register and stole about $800 in cash.

He also swiped a pack of Newport cigarettes on the way out before fleeing in 20-year-old Daniel Margulise’s car, Molinelli said. During the escape, Barthelemy discarded clothing incase the trio was stopped by responding police.

Investigators arrested Barthelemy, Margulise and the third man, 20-year-old Carlos Escarraman Monday, according to Molinelli. Barthelemy faces charges of armed robbery, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and handgun possession.

Barthelemy was being held Wednesday on $250,000 bail at the Bergen County Jail, records show. His two alleged accomplices were charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery and each held on $50,000 bail.

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sharon December 12, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Don't waste Bergen County time giving these idiots (I'm being nice) a Trial or hearing, just put them away. Hopefully as time goes by they might learn and become a model citizen.....hmmmm, hopefully!!! but probably not.
JamesTS December 12, 2012 at 07:04 PM
I am no longer shocked by these news stories. Times are a changin in Teaneck. Wake up people.
John Santaella December 12, 2012 at 07:07 PM
No trial. No hearing. Dump the Constitution why don't we?
zizi December 12, 2012 at 07:40 PM
@sharon: Did you ever consider people can be accused of crimes they never commit? In any civil society it is critical to give people the benefit of doubt until they are proven guilty in a court of law after getting a right to defend themselves. Is this the way you like the society to treat you and your loved ones if they were ever accused of a crime? ask your self......
TP December 12, 2012 at 10:02 PM
For the record please get your facts straight before RUNNING your mouth. I am a tax payer and home owner of Bergen county and so are my parents, and happen to be the sister of one of the these individuals! This information straight BS!!! Please get all facts to the story before posting a story like this! If you go back and read the original article on this story ( NJ.com Lodi BP gas station article look it up yourself) it stated that the person came in with a Halloween mask on and "walked" away. now there's a get away car? if you know anything about the gas station then you know how crazy this sounds, please. where is the trail? Jury? Evidence? I hope the person writing this article is as quick to write another one as soon as it comes out that at least one of these boys is innocent. Now I am not saying this only bc I am related I promise you this but I seriously watched how the police did this to them. I will take great satisfaction in seeing when our lawyer proves them wrong simply based on EVIDENCE!
Nicole Wood December 12, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Sharon i hope that some you know or maybe even yourself gets accused of something you didnt do and get no trial but find yourself with a nice big girlfriend in the big house!!!
Noah Cohen December 12, 2012 at 10:13 PM
The information here was provided by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office today as the article clearly indicates. Of course, in our justice system people are innocent until proven guilty.
shimon baum December 12, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Yes I'm sure all 3 are well on their way to curing cancer.
John Santaella December 13, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Whether they are or not on the way to curing cancer they are still entitled to a fair trial.
Greenbaum December 13, 2012 at 03:40 AM
I hope they rot in jail
Greenbaum December 13, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Tp do you know anything about GPS tracking,do you know anything about nj cigarettes stamps code?They might caught them just because 1 pack cigarettes if detectives track the stamps codes.
Kronicleaves December 13, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Lets flip your comment and say that it was a friend or family member standing behind that register, I wonder what your comment would recite then. BTW people in this country are always perceived guilty before they stand trial, that has nothing to do with rights and more to do with society's clouded judgement. A constitution that has been rewritten as much as its been misquoted, should probably not be the only factor in anyone's argument....ask yourself.
jackie miller December 13, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Everyoneneeds to be heard... just like you Sharon.. These young men need to be heard.... Weather you like it or not.... And yes people can change and do!!!
zizi December 13, 2012 at 03:01 PM
@Kronicleaves: As abhorrent as this crime was.... we should still follow the law of the land. Anyone who commits crimes need to be taken to a court of law and after due process punished according to the law. The suggestion that we don't need a trial or hearing.... is also abhorrent to any one who believes in America. Ask yourself...... what would be life like if we are a lawless society....... ask your self...... just because some one has broken a law does not mean as a society we have the permit to not follow through with our laws and sanction punishments according to our law..... do you guys believe in wild wild west? ask your self?
TP December 13, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Oh I'm more then aware of the tracking system... I'm also aware of hey you got a cigarette? Yea here take the pack n I'm even more aware of camera's AT the gas stations inside and out n other places in the surrounding area. You ever been to a gas station with. No camera? N what gas station you know keeps that amount of cash on them with out putting it in a safe at that time in the evening or morning I should say? Come on man seriously? I'm not going to go back and forth about this. People are entitled to their opinion. If it was my family on the other end you better believe I'd want them caught but I'd want the right person caught that's all I'm saying Time will tell all.... That's all I'm saying.
zizi December 13, 2012 at 03:05 PM
@shimon baum: I am really disappointed with your comments..... it is a shame that can write such a thing without knowing all the facts and evidence......
zizi December 13, 2012 at 03:06 PM
John: you are 100% right on this.....
zizi December 13, 2012 at 03:07 PM
@Greenbaum: I wish you could have said "I hope they rot in jail....... if they actually did it"
Mariagrace December 13, 2012 at 03:51 PM
All of you I'm telling you now they did it sadly they were people I used to hangout with they are capable of this shit so seriously dont think they were accused because they weren't but now from this I see their true colors I always wondered where they got all the money from most likely robbing other people so thank you
Tare December 14, 2012 at 08:20 PM
I'm a person you can be in the wrong place and time, and involved no fault, I like your are that at least one of these young people is innocent. God knows why things happen and acts in many ways that we do not know and I assert that at least one of these young people is innocent.
Hans Crews January 31, 2013 at 02:18 AM
Please, people do me a favor and think before you write these crazy messages that are probably about things you know nothing of. If they were caught because of the evidence presented, then it is their lawyers job to prove otherwise. Lets wait and see what a trial will produce. I am a long time resident of teaneck as well and I have seen the changes take place over the years, so don't be quick to jump to conclusions about these young men. If they are guilty then they deserve to be confined as per the law and if no then they will be set free. Don't blame the system, blame those who try to take advantage of it.
4real March 09, 2013 at 01:29 PM
Tp he was also arrested for heroin sales a few months earlier maybe that was a mistake lol so what happened was he found not guilty? I bet not


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