Ridgewood Teen Cuffed for Role In Sept. Stickup

Group Robbed Man At Knifepoint

Police picked up a 19-year-old Ridgewood man at his home last Wednesday, Feb. 1, as part of an ongoing investigation into a knifepoint robbery in the neighborhood last September, it was reported.

Law enforcement sources identified the suspect as Johnathon Adames of 70th Avenue.

Reportedly, the stickup took place at around 11 p.m. on the evening of Sept. 13, 2011 at the corner of George Street and Wyckoff Avenue.

According to the criminal complaint provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, Adames and three unapprehended suspects approached the male victim at the intersection.

Police said one of the unidentified perpetrators pulled out a knife and demanded cash from the man. It is alleged that Adames searched the man’s pockets and removed cash and an iPhone while the other perpetrators held the victim.

After taking the victim’s property, the suspects fled from the scene. The incident was later reported to the 104th Precinct; the male victim was not injured.

Following an investigation by the 104th Precinct Detective Squad, police tracked down Adames and placed him under arrest last Wednesday on charges of first- and second-degree robbery.

According to court records, the suspect was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court last Thursday, Feb. 2, before Judge Deborah Stevens Modica, who ordered him held on $25,000 bail. He is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 16.

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