2 charged with robbery in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Two men have been charged with robbing a Hackettstown business Tuesday afternoon.

Oscar A. Santana-Yasno, 27, and Andres E. Cuero-Marroquin, 27, both of Brooklyn, NY were each charged with second-degree robbery and first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery. Cuero-Marroqui has an additional charge of being a fugitive from justice.

At around 12:55 p.m., police responded to Lucy’s Variedades, located at 187 Main St, in reference to a robbery, police said.

Through a police investigation, it was determined that Santana-Yasno and Cuero-Marroqui had allegedly entered the store and threatened the victim verbally and physically, police said.

They allegedly grabbed the victim and told her to keep her head down. Both then took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled the scene, police said.

A description of the vehicle was provided to officers and the vehicle was observed on Route 517 and Hackettstown police initiated a traffic stop with the suspect’s vehicle in the parking lot of the Colonial Manor at Panther Valley, police said.

Cuero-Marroqui was a wanted person out of Gwinnett County, Georgia. The original offense were for two felony robberies and false imprisonment, police said.

Both were lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility.

Assisting was the Independence Township Police and New Jersey State Police.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Anthony Preziosi | For WRNJ)