Florham Park police recently arrested a Dover NJ man who allegedly robbed a local college student.
The 19-year-old suspect is accused of conspiring with two other people before committing the robbery. The suspect reportedly contacted the victim and set up a meeting at an unspecified location.
According to authorities, the robbers used a firearm during the robbery in order to intimidate the victim. At some point during the robbery, the suspects allegedly assaulted the victim.
The suspect reportedly stole the victim’s cell phone, as well as cash. Additionally, the suspect allegedly got away with more than $500 worth of marijuana.
Florham Park police have not indicated the exact location of the robbery. The victim is said to be a student at College of St. Elizabeth in Florham Park, NJ.
Florham Park police conducted an investigation and were eventually able to identify the suspect. One of the alleged co-conspirators in the robbery allegedly corroborated the victim’s story.
The suspect faces a number of criminal charges, including first degree armed robbery and theft of movable property.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of armed robbery, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone committing a theft while using a deadly weapon like a handgun or a knife can be charged with a first degree crime and sentenced to 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was remanded to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $100,000 bail.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Man Held on $100K Bail in Armed Robbery of College Student.”