Lakewood Residents among Charged in Robbery and Stabbing of Pizza Delivery Driver

crime scene lpd tlsA group of six people, including two from Lakewood, were charged in connection with the robbery and stabbing of a pizza delivery driver, police sais this afternoon.

On April 2, 2016 at approximately 9:00 pm, officers responded to the area of 19 Creek Road, for a report of a Domino’s Pizza Delivery Driver that had been stabbed.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to the delivery driver who stated that upon completion of his delivery, he returned to his vehicle and was immediately surrounded by several individuals. The individuals demanded that the driver give them the money that he had on him. When the driver refused to comply, he was spit on, punched in the face, and stabbed in the lower left abdomen with a sharp object.

The subjects then fled the scene into the Sawmill Apartment Complex in the direction of Herbertsville Road.

Detective Timothy McCarthy responded to the scene and began the investigation.

Over the next several weeks, numerous leads were investigated, ultimately leading to the arrests of 6 individuals. Four of the subjects arrested resided in Brick Township, and two of them resided in Lakewood Township. Five out of the six subjects arrested were juveniles.

The adult, identified as Kareem L. Johnson (18 years old, black male, Sawmill Road, Brick, NJ), was charged with robbery. Bail was set by the Honorable Judge Robert Lepore at $25,000.00 with a 10% option. Johnson was released after posting bail. Four of the juveniles (3 from Brick, 1 from Lakewood), were charged with robbery. The remaining juvenile (Lakewood resident), was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. All five juveniles were lodged in the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center.

The investigation was conducted by Detective’s Timothy McCarthy and Brian Ulman, with the assistance of Officer Mark Storch.


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