A Newark NJ man was recently sentenced to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison for committing at least 11 armed robberies in Essex County and Hudson County.
According to authorities, the 24-year-old suspect admitted to committing a string of robberies. The robbery spree occurred over a period of seven months from September 2012 to April 2013.
The majority of the robberies occurred at pharmacies located in Newark, Jersey City, and Harrison.
According to police, the suspect admitted his involvement in the thefts. The suspect and his coconspirators allegedly stole cash, jewelry, and oxycodone pills, as well as other items.
Additionally, the suspect used a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun during a robbery of a gas station in Newark, New Jersey. According to prosecutors, the suspect fired the weapon as he ran from the scene.
Not only was the suspect sentenced to 20 years in state prison; he was also sentenced to 5 years of supervised release after his prison term ends. Moreover, the suspect will probably be required to pay restitution to his victims at a later date.
According to records from the New Jersey Department of Corrections, the suspect has a prior criminal record. He was previously convicted of robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon. As a result of those convictions, the suspect served 15 months in NJ State Prison.
A person who served as an accomplice in the recent string of robberies was previously convicted. He is scheduled for sentencing in February.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Man Who Committed String of Armed Robberies in Hudson, Essex Counties Sentenced to 20 Years.”