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Final defendant in Englewood gas station beating robbery brought to Bergen

Photo Credit: Courtesy ENGLEWOOD PD
Photo Credit: Courtesy ENGLEWOOD PD Michael Lauture, 18 Marcus Hairston, 18 Charles Ward, 21 Tyquan Strother, 18 Alonzo Richardson, 19
Photo Credit: Courtesy ENGLEWOOD PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An 18-year-old Bronx man was being held on $150,000 in the Bergen County Jail after being extradited yesterday to face charges with five other defendants n the beating robbery of an Englewood gas station attendant earlier this year.

Tyquan Strother is charged with robbery, aggravated assaults and making threats of harm.


Armed with arrest warrants, a team of Englewood and NYPD detectives swept through several locations in the Bronx on April 2 and, by day’s end, had Strother and five other men under arrest and booked at the 44th Precinct.

Four days later, the sixth suspect, Ebenita Wright, surrendered at Englewood police headquarters and was charged with simple assault and hindering.

Wright, who was released on a court summons, acknowledged that she was with the group the night of the Jan. 25 attack at the Mobil gas station on eastbound Route 4, authorities said.

That night, two carloads of people coming from a late night Englewood party entered the station’s store area around 2:30 a.m. and began stealing candy, cigarettes and lighters.

Wright claimed that she didn’t participate in either the shoplifting or the beating, which left the attendant with several broken and fractured facial bones after he tried to stop the group, Detective Capt. Timothy Torell told CLIFFVIEW PILOT at the time.

Video from the store’s security surveillance system shows her trying to usher the others out after they began arguing with the manager, the captain said — but then hitting the victim with her handbag and trying to prevent him from writing down the license plate numbers of the cars the group fled in.

Three others in the group joined in the beating and a fifth man who’d been waiting in a car got out, went inside and hit the manager with a large ice scraper, he said.

Videos and screen shots were published on CLIFFVIEW PILOT and elsewhere following the attack — the result of which produced “many calls from the public that assisted us greatly in identifying the persons responsible,” Torell said.

SEE: Englewood police seek public’s help nailing thugs in clerk beatings

Those calls, along with “tremendous assistance” from NYPD and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Intelligence Division, helped crack the case, the captain said.

Charged with robbery, aggravated assault and rioting along with Strother are (mugshots, right, top to bottom):

Michael Lauture, 18
Charles Ward, 21
Marcus Hairston, 18

Charged with aggravated assault, weapons possession and robbery is 19-year-old Alonzo Richardson ( bottom, right ) — the man who Torell said got out of the car.

Michael Lauture, 18
Charles Ward, 21
Tyquan Strother, 18
Marcus Hairston, 18
Alonzo Richardson, 19

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