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Two Teens Charged with Armed Robbery

A Forked River man and a Barnegat juvenile were charged with fist-degree robbery after displaying a knife and demanding two victims to empty their pockets

A Forked River man and a Barnegat juvenile were arrested and charged with first-degree robbery with the use of a weapon, police said.

Vincente Peek, 19, of Forked River and a 16-year-old Barnegat resident allegedly approached two victims with a knife demanding them to empty their pockets on Saturday, Feb. 4.

The victims, who are 18 and 16 years old, reported the incident just before midnight by cell phone while walking in the Barnegat Pines portion of Lacey Township.

Peek and the juvenile allegedly approached the two victims and initiated conversation. After displaying a knife and demanding the victims to hand over items, they fled with just a gift card.

Upon the completion of an investigation, Peek and the juvenile were identified and arrested on Feb. 28.

Peek was charged with first-degree robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of and weapon for an unlawful purpose. His bail was set at $150,000 and he was transferred to Ocean County Jail.

The 16-year-old was charged with the same offenses and sent to the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Facility. The juvenile also had an outstanding warrant for a probation violation.

Kelley March 02, 2012 at 05:04 PM
G's Mom wants us to know the facts about her son. I have news for you lady, actions speak louder than words. His charges listed here and on APP tell me all the facts I need to know about him. Your above posts tell me everything I need to know about you as a mother as well. I was pro-life until the Patch came around, now im all for abortion!
Laura E March 02, 2012 at 05:18 PM
In other countries when one is convicted of stealing, his hands are cut off...Just a thought.
DirtyJersey March 02, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Rob, Kelly, owl, thank you. You guys have given me hope that this town isn't full of idiots who make excuses for and sympathize with criminals and make them out to be victims or misunderstood. Vinny sounds like a punk bully, who preys on kids and people weaker than him, one day he'll pull this with the wrong person and end up dead, Its sad but true, for him to get 150,000$ bail the cops must have alot on him and I'm sure it wasn't his first offense, but you have the nerve to blame the the kids he robbed Saying why were they there, wow how demented are you GsMom. Get some control of your kid or he's gonna end up dead. We need to stand up for the victims and take our town back from these drug addicted losers that are robbing innocent people, snatching purses from old ladies at shoprite, robbing kids at knife point, home burglaries, and all this shi#. Stop blaming everything else and wake up. Hopefully I don't run into your kid on the street at night, cause one of us wouldn't make it home. My German shepherd, 100$ and a glock 17 says I make it.
local resident March 02, 2012 at 06:43 PM
G's mom they are the facts i'm a local resident and know parents that have kids that were once your sons friends but no longer are. they always told their parents about g's life how u stabbed him. cat got your tongue? exactly you sit here and all i heard from u is know the facts we'll some of us do know the facts i think its you who believes your own lies great role model never could be a good mother to teach ur son from wrong or right he never went to school was always in trouble u just didnt have a backbone to put him in control!!!!!!!!!
Pen Island March 02, 2012 at 07:18 PM
You don't have all the facts! This poor kid is a victim! The jails are full of poor victims who were accused and then indicted because people didn't know the facts! All the gang members in the world are just misunderstood, if only you had the facts! The facts!! ARRGGHHHH!! The facts! The Facts! The FActs! The FACts! The FACTs! The FACTs! The FACTS! NO ONE HAS THE FACTS!!!

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