Police recently arrested five juveniles who allegedly committed a string of armed robberies against food delivery truck drivers in Sicklerville, New Jersey.
According to authorities, the suspects committed up to 15 armed robberies of delivery drivers throughout Sicklerville, which is a community in Winslow Township, NJ.
During several of the thefts, the suspects allegedly used handguns, knives, a replica handgun, and a stick.
Winslow Township Police Department detectives conducted an extensive investigation into the robberies and eventually identified the five minors as the likely culprits. The suspects were eventually located and arrested.
While making the arrests, Winslow police officers reportedly seized a black-colored replica handgun that may have been used in some of the robberies
All of the suspects were charged with serious criminal offenses, including armed robbery and weapons offenses.
A lot will depend on whether the suspects are ultimately charged as adults or juveniles. If the suspects are charged as adults under the NJ Criminal Code, they could face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who commits a theft while using a weapon like a handgun or a knife can be charged with a first degree crime.
In the wake of the delivery truck driver robberies, the Winslow Township Police Department has issued a warning to residents, as well as to anyone who drives in the area.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Rash of Food Delivery Driver Robberies Blamed on Juveniles.”