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Two Bronx Men Arrested for Passaic Kidnapping Incident

By rlsmetro on
Paterson

Law enforcement officials in Passaic County took two men into custody and charged them with a kidnapping incident that occurred in Passaic.

According to police Mr. Randal M. Olivio- Rondon, 20, and Mr. Luis R. Romero, 22, both from Bronx, New York were arrested on Friday regarding a kidnapping incident that took place on Thursday.

According to a statement released by police officials, a 28-year-old male from Passaic arrived at the Passaic Police Department and told officers that he was kidnapped on Thursday and that the actors would be demanding additional money later that day.

EMS transported the victim to St. Mary’s General Hospital in Passaic, for treatment of injuries sustained during the incident according to the police statement.

Police said, based on the initial investigation, police revealed that at approximately 9:30, p.m. on Thursday, the victim was in the area of Main Avenue and Autumn Street in Passaic when two individuals approached him and his wife.

The victim’s wife fled the scene, while one of the suspects brandished a handgun and ordered the victim into a vehicle then drove off police said.

According to police, the suspects allegedly assaulted the victim while in the vehicle then took his wallet and necklace while they demanded $7,000 by the following evening or they would kill him and his wife if the money was not received.

The suspects reportedly released the suspect then headed to the Passaic Police Department.

Police said the suspect contacted the victim on Friday and again demanded the additional money then provided the victim a location to meet and drop off the cash.

Police charged both men with Robbery, First Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Second Degree; Kidnapping, First Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Second Degree; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree; Terroristic Threats, Third Degree; Aggravated Assault, Third Degree; Attempted Theft by Extortion, Third Degree; Luring, Third Degree; and Receiving Stolen Property, Third Degree.

Authorities scheduled both men to appear at Central Judicial Processing on Monday, February 5, 2018, at 1:30, p.m. where the State has filed a motion for pretrial detention in this matter that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this allegation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Passaic Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-365-3938.