New Jersey State Police arrested a suspect who allegedly beat and robbed a man on a Victory Gardens street.
Police received a call about an attack in Victory Garden, NJ. When police officers got to the scene, they found the victim lying in the street. The victim told police that he was attacked by three men. The suspect reportedly walked up to the victim and beat him with a bat or wooden pole.
After knocking the victim down and hitting him several times, the suspects allegedly took an undisclosed amount of cash and other items from the victim.
Police conducted an investigation and determined that a 22-year-old Dover NJ man was one of the individuals who had committed the assault.
Police tracked the suspect down at his home in Dover NJ, where he was arrested without incident.
The suspect was charged with several criminal offenses, including robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. The suspect was also charged with several weapons offenses, including possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.
If the suspect is convicted of aggravated assault, he could be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), aggravated assault is a second degree, third degree, or fourth degree felony. A conviction for a felony-level offense could result in a lengthy sentence in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. The suspect was being held at the jail on a $50,000 bail amount.
Police are investigating the case and looking for the two other suspects.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Man Beaten, Robbed in Victory Gardens, Police Say.”