A 27-year-old Newark man was arrested Thursday morning in Newark and charged with taking part in an armed robbery of a Subway restaurant in Verona earlier this year, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced.
Officials say Antwon Yarbrough and two armed accomplices allegedly tied up the employees of the Bloomfield Avenue restaurant on May 20 and emptied the register.
A month earlier, according to officials, Yarborough along with an unidentified accomplice entered a Krauszer’s food store in West Orange dressed in dark clothing, a mask and gloves, then reportedly sealed the door closed with a zip tie while his accomplice held a gun on a clerk. The clerk was later tied up and hit with the gun before the two fled with the cash in the register and several cartons of cigarettes, Fishman’s office said.
Yarbrough has been charged with two counts of robbery and one count of using a weapon during a violent crime. He faces up to 20 years on each of the robbery counts and up to life in prison on the weapons charge, Fishman said.
Fishman also credited several area police departments for their assistance in the investigation, including the Bloomfield, Belleville, Newark, Maplewood, Verona and West Orange departments.
James Darby, 26, of Newark, was arrested by FBI agents in June and charged with the armed robbery of the Subway in Verona.