Surprise arrest in brazen Englewood armed robbery

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Darryl Tinsley was fast asleep this morning when a task force of officers hit a Teaneck home where he’d been staying and took him into custody to face charges of orchestrating the robbery of an SUV, cash, a Rolex watch and a cellphone from two Brooklyn men lured to a vacant house where he used to live, police said tonight.

Photo Credit: Courtesy ENGLEWOOD PD

Tinsley, 27, was being brought to the Bergen County Jail tonight on $500,000 bail.

Charges against him include first-degree counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and carjacking.

It was around midnight July 20 when the victims were held up by three masked men, Englewood Police Detective Capt. Timothy Torell said tonight.

The robbers took a custom Range Rover Sport HSE, along with the other items, he said.

“The bad guys then drove off in the Range Rover, shadowed by a light-colored SUV that we are trying to identify,” Torell said. “The high-end Range Rover was later dumped in the Rock Creek Housing Development in the City’s 2nd Ward.”

Under investigation is the discovery of pot plants growing on the on Rensselaer Road property in Teaneck where Tinsley was arrested, the captain said.

Englewood and Teaneck detectives, along with investigators from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigation Squad, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshal’s New Jersey/New York Fugitive Task Force all burst in around dawn this morning.

Tinsley “offered no resistance at all,” Torell said.

Part of the robbery “was caught on video,” he said. “[W]e have a number of leads we’re working on.”


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