Bloomfield NJ police arrested two men accused of robbing a man at knifepoint on a township street.
According to law enforcement, a 24-year-old West Orange NJ man and a 25-year-old Bloomfield NJ man held up the victim as he walked in the area of Hazelwood Road and Orchard Street in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
The Bloomfield Police Department got a call about the robbery and immediately sent police officers to the area. When police showed up at the scene and began to investigate, they came across the two suspects.
The victim is a 27-year-old man who lives in Bloomfield, NJ. He told police officers that the suspects walked up to him, threatened him with a knife, and stole $200.
The victim was able to identify the two suspects as the men who committed the robbery.
Both suspects were subsequently charged with robbery and theft.
If the suspects are ultimately convicted of armed robbery, they would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who commits a theft while brandishing a deadly weapon like a handgun or knife can be charged with a first degree crime. A conviction on first degree armed robbery charges could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspects were transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, NJ. One of the suspects was being held at the jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, while the other suspect was being held on a $50,000 bail amount.
Too learn more about this case, access NJ.com article entitled “2 Men Arrested in Bloomfield Knifepoint Robbery, Cops Say.”