Man allegedly breaks Walmart employee’s eye socket

NORTH BERGEN AND BEYOND — A employee at a mall along Tonnelle Avenue was so badly beaten in an attack this week that he had to be treated for a fractured orbital socket, police said.
Roskilde Gomez, 34, of Fort Lee, was arrested by North Bergen Police for aggravated assault.
According to Commander of the North Bergen Detective Bureau Lt. Frank Cannella, Gomez and another unidentified male drove into the parking lot of Walmart, located along Tonnelle Avenue and 88th Street, in a 1999 Mitsubishi Gallant at approximately 10 am on Feb. 5.
Cannella said that the man and his passenger were parking. The Walmart employee was collecting shopping carts.
According to police, the unidentified male in Gomez’s car said something negative to the victim.
The victim, a 19-year-old resident of North Bergen, continued to collect carts.
Gomez parked his car and allegedly got into a verbal argument with the employee. When the victim tried to walk away, according to Cannella, “…Gomez [allegedly] began to punch him in the face several times with a closed fist, knocking the victim down to the ground unconscious.”
Cannella said that witnesses wrote down Gomez’s license plate number, which helped track him down.
Gomez was arrested when he arrived at headquarters at 10 p.m. that day after being contacted by police, said Cannella.
Judge Nino Falcone set his bail at $20,000 with no 10 percent option. Gomez was able to make bail a little after midnight that next day and was released.
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