Police arrested a Victory Gardens NJ man who allegedly committed armed robberies at gas stations in Roxbury and Denville.
According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the 24-year-old suspect robbed three gas stations in Roxbury and Denville earlier this summer.
Sometime after the most recent robbery, several law enforcement agencies began a joint investigation into the suspect. The Roxbury Police Department, the Denville Police Department, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Intelligence Unit joined forces in the investigation.
Investigators eventually obtained enough evidence to link the suspect to the three armed robberies.
Police waited until the suspect left his residence early in the morning and then arrested him.
The suspect has been charged with several crimes, including three counts of first degree armed robbery, three counts of third degree theft of movable property, and three counts of third degree terroristic threats. The suspect also faces charges for second degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious armed robbery charges, he faces severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who uses a weapon such as a handgun or a knife during the commission of a robbery faces a potential sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a $300,000 bail amount.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Man Accused of Armed Robberies in Roxbury, Denville.”