A Roxbury NJ man has been sentenced to serve 7 years in state prison for committing several crimes during a four-day robbery spree in 2014.
The 23-year-old defendant, who resided in the Succasunna section of Roxbury Township, committed at least three robberies at Roxbury businesses between March 31 and April 3, 2014.
The first theft occurred at Harmon Discount, which is located on Route 10 in Roxbury. The defendant walked up to the store cashier and handed him a note demanding cash. However, the defendant later fled the store without actually getting any money.
A few days later, the defendant rode a bicycle to a local Fuel 10 gas station, which is also located on Route 10 in Roxbury. The defendant approached a gas station attendant and demanded that he give him money. The defendant reportedly brandished a knife during the attempted theft. Once again, however, the defendant fled the scene before securing any cash.
The next day, the defendant finally succeeded in getting cash from a robbery attempt. He walked into the Wells Fargo bank located on Route 10 in the Succasunna part of Roxbury, New Jersey. The defendant approached a bank teller and handed him a note demanding cash. The note also stated that the defendant was armed with a gun. After getting approximately $1,000 from the teller, the defendant ran out of the bank.
Police eventually captured the defendant and placed him under arrest. He was subsequently charged with three counts of robbery.
In June 2015, the defendant pleaded guilty to all three robbery counts. Now he has been sentenced to 7 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Had the defendant gone to trial, he may have faced as many as 20 years in prison. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 classifies armed robbery as a first degree felony, which is punishable by a sentence of 10-20 years in state prison.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Succasunna Man Sentenced in Series of Failed, Completed Robberies.”