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GARFIELD, N.J. – A 16-year-old Garfield boy pulled a gun on a 13-year-old boy and took his bike, said authorities who found and detained the teen bandit.

The victim told police that he was riding his bike on MacArthur Avenue late Tuesday afternoon when the older boy, whom he knows, tried to take it from him, Capt. Darren Sucorowski said.

When the younger boy refused, the other pulled a handgun from his backpack, pointed it at him and took the bicycle, Sucorowski said.

The younger boy wasn’t injured, he noted.


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Lt. Joseph Delaney found the accused thief at his home, recovered what turned out to be an imitation handgun and took the teen into custody, Sucorowski said.

Police signed a delinquency complaint against the boy charging him with robbery, theft and weapons possession. He was then taken to the Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center in Teterboro to await a hearing in Family Division of Superior Court in Hackensack.

Garfield police found the stolen bicycle on MacArthur Avenue and returned it to the victim, Sucorowski said.

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