EDISON – Police arrested four men who allegedly robbed a delivery man working for the China Chef Restaurant in Edison last Friday.
Neil Sequeira, 20, from Metuchen and Markos Akhnouku, 20, Robby Raj, 23, and Rey Rodriguez, 21, all from Staten Island, N.Y., were all charged with robbery and are being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center in North Brunswick.
On Friday, Feb. 22, at approximately 8 p.m., the restaurant received a call to deliver food to an address on Village Drive. Once the delivery man, a 32-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y. man, arrived at the address, he was approached by four men who punched him then stole his jacket and bag of Chinese food.
At about 8:30 p.m., a suspicious call was made to the China Wok Restaurant in Edison to deliver food to an address on Rivendell Way. The China Wok employees were concerned about the call and contacted Edison Police. Officer Thomas Gennarelli arrived first at the China Wok and upon getting further information from employees, contacted detectives.
Officers and detectives then proceeded into the area of Rivendell Way with Detective Jeff Tierney posing as the Chinese food delivery man. As he walked towards the front door of the residence he noticed a silver car pull up with four males that fled upon observing him, the vehicle however was stopped by Officers Shawn Meade and Paul Pappas prior to leaving the complex. The four suspects were taken into custody without further incident.
The China Chef delivery man refused medical attention at the scene and was released.
Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan said, ”I commend the quick action and ingenuity of the detectives and officers involved in these apprehensions. Because of which, four suspects are behind bars and not on the streets preying on innocent victims.”
The charges against the suspects are merely accusations; they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.