Newark NJ police arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery that occurred last month.
According to Newark law enforcement, the home invasion was committed at a residence located on the 100 block of Leslie Street in Newark, New Jersey.
After the theft, Newark police conducted an investigation and quickly identified the two suspects as the likely robbers.
Detectives later received a tip about the suspects’ location. Newark police then placed the suspects under arrest on Springfield Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.
The suspects, a 17-year-old Newark man and a 46-year-old Belleville man, have been charged with multiple crimes, including armed robbery, illegal handgun possession, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
If the adult suspect is convicted on the most serious charge of armed robbery, he would face significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who commits a theft while using a deadly weapon such as a handgun or a knife can be charged with a first degree felony. A conviction for first degree armed robbery could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “2 Arrested in Newark Home Invasion Robbery.”