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Garfield Fugitive In Taxi Robberies Captured In Albania

Indrit Shehi (MUGSHOT/IMAGE: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF)
Indrit Shehi (MUGSHOT/IMAGE: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF) Photo Credit: MUGSHOT/IMAGE: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF

GARFIELD, N.J. -- A local man who avoided authorities for nearly a decade for his role in what they said were a half-dozen armed taxi cab robberies in Bergen County was behind bars after the U.S. Marshals Service captured him in Albania.

Now 25, Indrit Shehi was 16 when authorities said he and three other teens who dubbed themselves “the Bravehearts” robbed people in Garfield, Lodi and Wallington.

He remained a fugitive after skipping arraignment on first-degree armed robbery and weapons possession charges out of Lodi in 2006.

The arrest resulted from an investigation by members of the county prosecutors office, the county sheriff’s office, the Marshals Service and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs, which was involved in the approval and submission of the warrant for extradition to Albanian authorities, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino said this afternoon.

Shehi remained held without bail in the Bergen County Jail, the sheriff said.

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