Police recently arrested a Victory Gardens man accused of committing three armed robberies at gas stations in Roxbury and Denville, New Jersey.
According to Morris County NJ prosecutors, the 24-year-old suspect robbed three gas stations in Roxbury and Denville in May and June.
Not long after the third armed robbery, a number of law enforcement agencies came together to conduct a joint investigation into the suspect. The Denville Police Department, the Roxbury Police Department, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Intelligence Unit were all involved in the investigation.
Investigators eventually got evidence linking the suspect to the three armed robberies.
When the suspect exited his residence early in the morning, police placed him under arrest.
The suspect was charged with multiple criminal offenses, including three counts of first degree armed robbery, three counts of third degree theft of movable property, and three counts of third degree terroristic threats. The suspect was also charged with second degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of the most serious armed robbery charges, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who uses a deadly weapon like a handgun or a knife while committing a robbery can be sentenced to 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was transported to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $300,000 bail.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Man Accused of Armed Robberies in Roxbury, Denville.”