Two people accused of being accomplices during a robbery spree in Sussex County and Morris County were able to avoid prison time and get sentences of probation.
The two accomplices were a 20-year-old Totowa woman and a 21-year-old Far Hills NJ man. They allegedly provided assistance to a Basking Ridge man when he robbed a QuickChek located in Hampton, New Jersey. That robbery occurred on December 3, 2014, with the male suspect serving as a getaway driver.
The main suspect also committed robberies at two other Sussex County businesses and a liquor store located in Kinnelon, NJ.
According to Sussex County prosecutors, the suspect used a replica gun when robbing the businesses.
Just one day after the robbery at the Hampton NJ QuickChek, police officers were able to locate and apprehend the suspect. It was later revealed that he intended to commit another armed robbery and target the TD Bank in Harding, New Jersey.
All three suspects were charged with very serious criminal offenses. The two accomplices faced criminal charges for theft of movable property and conspiracy to commit theft.
The accomplices eventually reached a deal with the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office: in exchange for the suspects pleading guilty to the theft charges, prosecutors agreed to recommend probation. Additionally, both suspects were required to do community service and pay restitution to the victims.
Meanwhile, the main robbery suspect has been sentenced to a term of incarceration of 11 years in NJ State Prison. Due to the No Early Release Act, the suspect will not be eligible for release on parole until he has served at least 85 percent of his sentence.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Accomplices to 21-Year-Old Man’s Robbery Spree Get Probation.”