A Sicklerville New Jersey man has been indicted for committing an armed robbery in Logan Township, NJ.
According to authorities, the 25-year-old suspect committed the theft in July. The suspect was accompanied by an acquaintance while he drove on Shady Brooke Lane in Logan Township, New Jersey. Both the suspect and the victim reportedly resided at the Mayfair Motel in Sicklerville, NJ.
While the suspect was driving the vehicle, he allegedly held a knife to the victim’s throat. The suspect then allegedly ordered the victim to give him cash.
The suspect reportedly stole the victim’s wallet, which contained approximately $200. The suspect then allegedly stopped the vehicle, exited the car, and ran toward a wooded area.
The victim notified Logan Township police, which immediately dispatched police officers to the area. Police officers arrived on the scene and began to canvass the area for the suspect. Police soon located and arrested the suspect without further incident.
Now the suspect has been formally indicted on the armed robbery charges by a Gloucester County grand jury. The grand jury also indicted the suspect on charges of theft of movable property and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of armed robbery, he would be subject to harsh penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who uses a deadly weapon like a knife or handgun during the commission of a theft can be charged with a first degree felony and potentially sentenced to 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “South Jersey Man Indicted in Alleged Knifepoint Robbery.”