JERSEY CITY, NJ -- A 40-year-old Bayonne woman is under arrest after allegedly setting her boyfriend up to be robbed at gunpoint, according to Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari.
In a statement Schillari reported that Orasha Wilkes has been charged with robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a weapon, criminal restraint, theft and possession of a firearm. Larry Johnson, 36, Newark, was also charged in the incident and a third suspect, Tyrone Baskin, remains at large.
While the robbery in which the victim, Calvin Baskerville, was pulled out at gunpoint and robbed of his wallet, phone and sneakers, took place Saturday near the Jersey City and Bayonne border, the incident is said to have been the culmination of a series of events that started the day before when Baskerville allegedly struck Wilkes in the face and head with the same handgun he’d later be robbed with.
Following the robbery, a Hudson County Sheriff’s Officer stopped the vehicle suspected to be involved in the robbery and arrested Johnson who was driving. The Hudson County Sheriff's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, with assistance from Bayonne Police, then responded to a residence on 50th Street in Bayonne where they arrested Wilkes.
Baskerville, who also had two open child support warrants, as well as an open Bayonne warrant for aggravated assault and terroristic threats, was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated assault under domestic violence, and possession of a firearm.
If anyone has any information on Tyrone Baskin’s whereabouts contact 201-915-1315 or the confidential tip line 201-332-HCSO(4276).
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