Teens Arrested For Allegedly Looting Amboy Smoke Shop

PERTH AMBOY – Police arrested four city teens who allegedly burglarized the Amboy Smoke Shop on Madison Avenue on Oct. 30 when the city was under a State of Emergency following Hurricane Sandy.

Edward Veres-Luna and Bryan Feliz, both 19, and Armando Torres and Yensi Rodriguez, both 18, were charged with burglary and receiving stolen property.

At 9:21 p.m., Officers Jesus Martinez and Danny Gonzalez responded to a call of four males shooting a paint ball gun at passing vehicles in the area of New Street. The officers spotted the four suspects loading large hookahs into their vehicle.

After an investigation, police alleged that the suspects smashed the front glass door of the Madison Avenue merchant, entered the store and took several hookahs. The store owner estimated the value of the stolen items and the damage at $17,000.

Judge Maria Del Valle-Koch set bail at $20,000 with no 10 percent option.

The charges against the defendants are merely accusations; they are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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