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Edgewater high-rise home invasion robbery: Who is Alexander Suarez?

Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter
Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter
Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A picture has finally begun emerging of a 20-year-old Bronx man quietly arrested and charged in the luxury high-rise home invasion robbery of developer Fred Dabies.

Alexander Suarez is the stepbrother of Adonis Sepulveda, 31, who, along with 26-year-old Ramona Mercado Vasquez, were first arrested a day after the Nov. 26 overnight robbery at the St. Moritz, which Daibes built and lives in.

The bandits broke Daibes’ ribs while taking $2 million in cash, gold and jewelry — all of which was recovered — during what became a nearly three-hour ordeal.

Authorities who brought Sepulveda and Vasquez into court a day later said at the time that they were seeking two more suspects.

One of them turned out to be Suarez, who was picked up by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office two weeks later, on Dec. 11, and processed without publicity.

In fact, even though he was being held on $1 million bail in the Bergen County Jail, Suarez’s information — charges, bail, etc. — still couldn’t be publicly accessed this afternoon.

It was after Suarez was arrested that detectives drew closer to their fourth suspect. Then, last Thursday, the Boston Police Fugitive Unit and U.S. Marshal’s Service nabbed 46-year-old Jorge Valencia in Massachusetts.

A news release following that arrest identified Suarez publicly for the first time.

Suarez directly participated in the robbery, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli told CLIFFVIEW PILOT that morning.

Like the other three held in connection with the crime, he is also charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, threatening bodily injury during a theft, theft, two illegal weapons possession counts, conspiracy to commit robbery and hindering.

Unlike them, he lives on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Sepulveda, Vasquez and Valencia, like Daibes, live in the St. Moritz off Gorge Road.

Defense attorneys say that Sepulveda and Vasquez were set up by building employees — and that there is a fifth, unidentified suspect that authorities were searching for.

MUGSHOTS: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE / PHOTOS: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A six-week manhunt ended yesterday with the arrest of a fourth suspect in the luxury high-rise home-invasion robbery of developer Fred Daibes in Edgewater, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said this morning. READ MORE ….

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A judge this afternoon ordered that an Edgewater couple charged with breaking developer Fred Daibes’s ribs while taking $2 million in cash, gold and jewelry during a luxury high-rise home invasion remain held on $1 million each — with no 10% option. READ MORE ….

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: The victim of a luxury high-rise home invasion in Edgewater was pulled from his bed by four gunmen who broke his ribs while beating him, then tied him up and spent three hours stealing $2 million in cash, gold and jewelry, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said this afternoon, in formally announcing the arrests of two neighbors. READ MORE ….

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli confirmed a CLIFFVIEW PILOT report yesterday that a couple charged in a gunpoint home invasion at a luxury Edgewater high-rise were arrested by his detectives and ordered held on $1 million bail each. READ MORE ….

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: The victim of a luxury high-rise home invasion in Edgewater was pulled from his bed by four gunmen who broke his ribs while beating him, then tied him up and spent three hours stealing $2 million in cash, gold and jewelry, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said this afternoon, in formally announcing the arrests of two suspects who live in the same building. READ MORE ….

STORY / PHOTOS: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter

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