A man who used to live in Dover NJ recently pleaded guilty to committing multiple armed robberies in Morris County supermarket parking lots.
According to law enforcement, the 31-year-old suspect committed the thefts in April 2015. The robberies occurred in Rockaway Township and Roxbury.
Police said that the suspect walked up to the first victim in a supermarket parking lot in Rockaway Township, NJ. The suspect allegedly brandished an imitation handgun and forced the woman to hand over her wedding ring.
The following week, the suspect allegedly tried to hold up another woman at a ShopRite in Wharton, New Jersey. When the woman refused to give the suspect her rings, he fled the scene on foot.
The next day, the suspect allegedly committed another armed robbery outside the ShopRite located at the Roxbury Mall. The suspect reportedly approached yet another female victim and stole her engagement ring.
The suspect was eventually apprehended by law enforcement in Denville, NJ.
While pleading guilty to three counts of armed robbery during an appearance in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ, the suspect reportedly cried.
During questioning by his defense attorney, the suspect reportedly confessed to using an imitation firearm to commit the robberies.
As part of the plea deal, Morris County prosecutors are expected to recommend that the suspect be sentenced to 20 years in NJ State Prison, with a minimum mandatory term of incarceration of 17 years before he becomes eligible for release on parole.
The plea deal calls for prosecutors to dismiss several other criminal charges, including possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, terroristic threats, and receiving stolen property.
To learn more about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article entitled “Man Admits Morris Wedding Rings Thefts.”