A Pennsylvania man is head to New Jersey State Prison after he pleaded guilty to armed robbery charges in Morris County, NJ.
The suspect, a 26-year-old resident of Stroudsburg, PA, reportedly used an imitation handgun to commit theft crimes at two gas stations located in Netcong NJ and Rockaway Township NJ, respectively.
In July and August 2016, the suspect used a fake firearm to rob the Shell gas station on Green Pond Road in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. Additionally, the suspect also robbed the Valero Gas Station on Route 46 in Netcong, New Jersey.
In August 2016, law enforcement apprehended the suspect while he was attempting to flee the scene of a gas station robbery. He was captured after crashing his car during the getaway.
Now the suspect will be spending time behind bars after reaching a plea agreement with Morris County prosecutors and pleading guilty to third degree robbery charges. If the suspect had fought the charges and gone to trial, he would have faced up to 20 years in NJ State Prison.
For further information, access the NJ.com article, “Pa. Man Reportedly Sentenced to 5 Years for Gas Station Robbery Spree.”