Two Arrested in Connection With Armed Robbery of Long Branch Bait & Tackle Shop

Two young men are accused of taking part in an armed robbery in which the shop owner was pistol-whipped.

Two men have been arrested and charged in association with an armed robbery and assault upon the owner of Surf Side Bait and Tackle at 200 Ocean Boulevard North in Long Branch on Friday. 

Jonathan Marvine II, 20, of Lighthouse Lane of Parlin and Miquan Farmer, 18, of New Street in East Orange are accused of assaulting the owner while armed with an unlicensed handgun and demanding $450. 

Marvine and Farmer are both being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold, each at $350,000 bail. Both were scheduled to make initial appearances before a judge on May 27. 

Marvine is charged with robbery, firearm for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a handgun. Farmer is charged with assault, theft, obstructing the administration of the law, robbery, firearm for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a handgun. 

A message on the Surf Side Bait & Tackle Facebook page dated May 23 said: 

"Sorry to all who stopped by the shop today and found we were closed due to an unforeseen circumstance. We will be open for business Saturday morning at 6:00 am. Lots of fish are being caught! Get in on the action!"


larry lynch May 28, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Good to see the 2 bottom feeders were caught.
George Murphy May 29, 2014 at 02:11 AM
Larry, you are too kind. I wonder how wet the noodles are that will be used to beat them down?


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