A Westchester County man wanted in connection with the gunpoint robbery of two men outside a supermarket in New Jersey earlier this month was arrested on weapons charges, authorities said.
Mark Keano Martin, age 25, of Mount Vernon, was being sought after the men told police they were accosted by two robbers armed with handguns in the Stop & Shop in Teaneck, off American Legion Drive shortly before 10 p.m. Sept. 3, Teaneck Deputy Police Chief Andrew R. McGurr said.
The men -- one of them 32 years old from Haverhill, Massachusetts and the other 49 from Derry, New Hampshire – said they were ordered to the ground and robbed of valuables, McGurr said.
One of them also reportedly was smacked in the head with a gun, the deputy chief said, adding that members of the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps treated him at the scene.
Detectives assisted by their colleagues at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office identified Martin as a suspect, McGurr said.
Martin was in a vehicle stopped by police in Edgewater last Wednesday, Sept. 7, authorities said.
Police seized the vehicle, obtained a warrant and found evidence that led to charges against Martin of possessing a handgun without a permit, a large-capacity magazine and an amount of unidentified prescription drugs, the deputy chief said.
They arrested him on those charges this past Saturday, Sept. 10, McGurr said.
Martin has remained held in the Bergen County Jail since then, records show.
Meanwhile, Teaneck detectives have continued investigating the Stop & Shop holdup.
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