Teens Charged in Knifepoint Drug Stick Up Near High School

Two Fair Lawn men robbed a juvenile at knifepoint Wednesday night, making off with his iPhone and the marijuana he had come to sell them, police said.

Two masked men who allegedly robbed a juvenile at knifepoint Wednesday night during a drug deal near the high school football field have been arrested, police said.

Jose J. Narvez, 18, and Antwain L. Steed, 19, both of Grunauer Place in Fair Lawn, were charged with first degree robbery and posession of 49 grams of marijuana, after police said they held up a 17-year-old Fair Lawn High School with whom they had arranged a meeting to buy drugs.

The 17-year-old's mother reported the robbery to police at around 9:45 p.m, stating that two masked men had taken her son's iPhone at knifepoint on Cadmus Place, in the area of the high school football field, police said.

Some officers responded to the scene to search for the suspects while others went to the victim's home to speak with him and his parents.

Through interviews conducted by Detective Lt. Michael Uttel and Detective Jeffrey Welsh, police learned the juvenile victim had planned to meet his assailants near Sasso Field to sell them 49 grams of marijuana, according to police.

Rather than pay for the weed, police said the two men -- later identified as Narvez and Steed -- chose to mask their faces and rob the victim at knifepoint.

Through their investigation, the detectives developed information that led them to the home where the suspects were living and arrested both men in connection with the robbery.

In lieu of $100,000 bail, both Narvez and Steed were taken to Bergen County Jail. They will appear in municipal court on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.

Uttel said the juvenile victim, who was allegedly acting as drug dealer, has yet to be charged, but will be next week.

He said penalties will be enhanced because the alleged drug deal took place near school grounds.


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J Fed October 21, 2012 at 06:01 AM
What is sad is you are complaining about comments made on a public forum. People can speculate all they want. You dont like it, then dont read the comments. Though I think its pretty clear. Kid got robbed while making a drug deal within 1000 feet of a school. Is that not true?? And obviously someone gave the cops the info about the weed being involved. It was either the mother, the 17-year old or the two thugs. Or is this some sort of consipracy in order to ruin this kids life? I bet mom had no idea her son was dealing and if she did that she should be charged with contributing to the deliquency of a minor. And I really hope the 17-year old didnt rat himself out. That leaves the two thugs because right now they are the only ones that were arrested. If the 17-year old ratted on these two criminals, then I guarantee the two that were charged decided to bring this kid down with them. Again, speculation. But I really have nothing better to do right now and I enjoy exercising my first ammendment rights! Also, I feel terrible what this kid is about to go through. My only hope is that others learn that its just not worth it.
Mei Won Sum October 22, 2012 at 02:16 PM
fair lawn hasn't changed all that much with one exception. the garbage is floating to the other side of the river more these days.
lesson October 22, 2012 at 02:53 PM
maybe the mom reported it because she was following the law and also teaching her son a lesson. if she knew what happened and didnt report it and just grounded her son for a bit im pretty sure the kid wouldnt learn his lesson and do something stupd in the future. if she makes him take responsibility for his actions altough the near future will suck it might be a good thing for him in the long run.
Sara October 22, 2012 at 04:13 PM
How are these 2 unrelated boys living Under the same address.
JEN October 22, 2012 at 08:11 PM
LOL careful when you state the obvious here they call you a prejudice bigot.


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