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Leonia, Englewood police nab couple in 7-Eleven holdup

Photo Credit: Courtesy ENGLEWOOD PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Leonia police officer this morning grabbed a Staten Island man running from an Englewood 7Eleven holdup “with two fists full of cash,” authorities said tonight.

A frightened clerk was pointing at 23-year-old David Debowski as Leonia Police Officer Frank Rocco pulled into the parking lot of the Grand Avenue convenience store around 2 a.m., Englewood Detective Capt. Timothy Torell told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Rocco stopped Debowski and called for backup officers, who found his 22-year-old girlfriend, Marjorie Alva of Elmwood Park, waiting in a car outside the store, Torell said.

Police returned $780 in cash that they said Debowski took from the frightened clerk by pretending he had a gun under his sweatshirt.

He was being held on $100,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with armed robbery.

Alva was being held on $50,000 bail, charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, possession of a knife (in her bag) and possession of Xanax without a prescription.

  • IN OTHER NEWS ( YOU READ IT HERE FIRST ): A Bronx ex-con with a 20-year violent rap sheet pushed his way into an Englewood home this afternoon, terrorized a female resident and fled with cash, jewelry and other valuables before being chased down and caught by city police, authorities said. READ MORE ….


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