A Brick homeowner led the effort to foil a robbery on Wilson Court Thursday afternoon when a man wearing a ski mask and armed with a handgun ended up running off.

The suspect first tried entering the home and Brick Police say that's when the homeowner reported that upon confronting the man, he ran off to a waiting vehicle and entered it as the passenger.

The homeowner was able to provide a detailed description of the vehicle to police.

A police investigation revealed that the suspects were attempting to rob a 16-year old male that was leaving the residence.

The suspect vehicle was located, unoccupied, at a residence in Point Pleasant Borough.

Brick Police Detectives along with the assistance of Point Pleasant Borough Police and the Brick Township Police Street Crimes Unit were able to identify and arrest the two suspects, 18 year-old David Lavroff of Toms River and 18 year old James Clark of Brick.

Lavroff was charged with Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

Clark was charged with Robbery and his vehicle was seized.

Both are currently being held in the Ocean County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brian Farnkopf at 732-262-4611 or Detective Michael Bennett at 732-262-1122.

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