FIVE CHARGED IN ROBBERY BEATINGS, ARSON

Three Red Bank residents face robbery, assault and other charges after a pair of beatings nearly a week apart that ended with one borough man stabbed and another’s SUV left burning in Mohawk Pond, police say.

Last Thursday and Friday, police arrested four men – all admitted or suspected members of the Bloods gang –  and one woman on charges arising out of the attacks, said police Captain Darren McConnell.

The motive in both cases was robbery, and unrelated to gang grudges, McConnell said.

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