A Pennsylvania man is going to be spending several years behind bars after pleading guilty to armed robbery charges out of Morris County, New Jersey.
The suspect is a 26-year-old man from Stroudsburg, PA. According to Morris County NJ prosecutors, the suspect used an imitation firearm to commit theft crimes at a gas station in Netcong and a gas station in Rockaway Township.
In July and August 2016, the suspect allegedly robbed the Shell gas station located on Green Pond Road in Rockaway Township NJ. Additionally, the suspect allegedly robbed the Valero Gas Station located on Route 46 in Netcong NJ in July and August.
In August 2016, police officers captured the suspect. He was reportedly trying to flee the scene of one of his gas station robbery attempts when he crashed his motor vehicle.
Now the suspect is headed to NJ State Prison. He reached a plea deal with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and was sentenced to five years in prison.
One factor in the suspect’s sentence was the fact that he had no prior criminal record. Additionally, the suspect reportedly had a heroin addiction that played a role in his need to commit the robberies.
For additional information, go to the NJ.com article, “Pa. Man Reportedly Sentenced to 5 Years for Gas Station Robbery Spree.”