A man who used to reside in Dover New Jersey has confessed to committing several armed robberies in Morris County NJ supermarket parking lots.
According to officials, the 31-year-old suspect committed the robberies in April 2015. The robberies took place in parking lots in Rockaway Township and Roxbury.
Police indicated that the suspect approached the first victim in a supermarket parking lot in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. The suspect allegedly had an imitation handgun when he ordered the woman to give him her wedding ring.
The next week, the suspect allegedly attempted to hold up another woman at a ShopRite in Wharton, NJ. When the woman refused to hand over her rings, the suspect fled the area on foot.
The following day, the suspect allegedly robbed yet another female victim outside the ShopRite located at the Roxbury Mall. The suspect allegedly stole the woman’s engagement ring.
Police eventually tracked down, and arrested, the suspect in Denville, New Jersey.
During an appearance in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ, the suspect entered guilty pleas for three counts of armed robbery,
While being questioned by his defense attorney, the suspect reportedly admitted to using an imitation firearm during the robberies.
As part of the plea agreement, Morris County prosecutors plan to recommend that the suspect receive a sentence of 20 years in New Jersey State Prison, with a minimum mandatory term of incarceration of 17 years before he is eligible for parole.
In accordance with the plea deal, prosecutors dismissed a number of other criminal charges, including possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, terroristic threats, and receiving stolen property.
For additional information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article entitled “Man Admits Morris Wedding Rings Thefts.”