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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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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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