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Teen accused of gunpoint robbery after Italian American Festival

Local News | Aug 14, 2014

Teen accused of gunpoint robbery after Italian American Festival

OCEAN TOWNSHIP – An Asbury Park teenager is accused of robbing two juveniles at gunpoint as they were leaving Italian American Festival last week, authorities said Tuesday.

The victims reported the incident to police on Thursday, the day after the incident, police said. The accused 17 year old, whose name was not released, took cash from the victims leaving Joe Palaia Park, police said.

No one was injured in the robbery, police said.

The teenager as charged with robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and was taken to the Youth Detention Center pending a court hearing.

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