Florham Park NJ police recently arrested a Dover man accused of committing an armed robbery.
The 19-year-old suspect allegedly conspired with two other individuals prior to committing the robbery. The suspect reportedly arranged a meeting with the victim.
According to law enforcement, the robbers used a firearm during the theft and also assaulted the victim.
The suspect reportedly got away with the victim’s cell phone and cash, as well as more than $500 worth of marijuana.
Florham Park authorities did not indicate exactly where the robbery occurred. The victim is reportedly a student at College of St. Elizabeth in Florham Park, New Jersey.
Florham Park police investigated the robbery and eventually identified the suspect. One of the suspect’s alleged co-conspirators in the theft is said to have corroborated the story provided by the victim.
The suspect has been charged with a number of crimes, including first degree armed robbery and theft of movable property.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious robbery charges, he faces severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who commits a theft while using a deadly weapon such as a handgun or knife can be charged with a first degree felony and potentially sentenced to 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of a $100,000 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Man Held on $100K Bail in Armed Robbery of College Student.”