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Four freshman football players at a New York City college were arrested this week after robbing a bus driver in Jersey City’s Journal Square last month, Port Authority police said. The Jersey Journal reports.

Alanta Barbour, 18, Albert Chisley, 19, Harvey Ray Robinson, 19, and Keonte Yorkshire, 18, were arrested Monday and charged with robbery in connection with the Oct. 15 incident in Journal Square, Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said.

The four men — who are all members of the Globe Institute of Technology football team — live in the same apartment on Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, according to police.

Cameron Chadwick, the Globe Institute of Technology football coach and athletic director, could not be reached for comment. It is unclear whether the four players are still members of the football team, have been suspended or have been dismissed. All four are still listed on the team’s roster.

Globe Institute of Technology, with a 7-2 record, is No. 19 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association rankings.

At around 6 a.m. on the day of the alleged incident, the 43-year-old jitney bus driver reported to Port Authority police at the Journal Square Path Station that he had just been the victim of an assault and robbery. The victim, who was bleeding from his nose and lip, told police he had picked up a group of four men on his route, Pentangelo said.

The driver said that when he arrived at the PATH station in Journal Square, all four men ran from the bus without paying their fare, Pentangelo said. However, one of the suspects then returned to the bus to retrieve a cellphone he claimed to have left on the bus before running off, the spokesman added.

The driver said he asked for payment before letting him get back on the bus and an altercation ensued. The driver told police one of the teenagers punched him while the others opened the bus’s driver’s side door, entered the bus, and took $15 to $20 in cash from the center console, Pentangelo said.

The victim told police the group then fled into the Journal Square PATH Station, the spokesman said.

At that point Port Authority Police Det. Frank Gavin began an investigation.
On Monday, Port Authority police spotted a suspect — later identified as Barbour — walking in the fare zone of Journal Square and stopped him. Barbour was known to Port Authority police from an earlier arrest on charges of theft of services and hindering at the same location, Pentangelo said.

He was arrested and charged with the Oct. 15 incident.

Port Authority detectives then went to the Kennedy Boulevard apartment and arrested Chisley for his alleged role in the robbery, Pentangelo added
Investigators learned that Robinson was at the Blink Fitness gym in Journal Square working out. The detective who initiated the investigation arrested Robinson at the gym without incident, Pentangelo said, adding that Yorkshire then voluntarily surrendered himself to the detective.

Bail was set for Barbour at $35,000 without a 10 percent option, while Chisley, Robinson and Yorkshire had bail set at $50,000, each with no 10 percent option.

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