Newark New Jersey police recently apprehended two men who were wanted in connection with an armed robbery.
According to authorities, the home invasion occurred at a residence located on Leslie Street in Newark, NJ.
After the theft was reported, Newark law enforcement investigated and quickly identified the two suspects as probable home invaders.
Newark detectives later got a tip about the suspects’ whereabouts. Newark NJ police then arrested the suspects on Springfield Avenue in Newark.
The suspects, a 17-year-old Newark teenager and a 46-year-old Belleville NJ male, face criminal charges for armed robbery, illegal possession of a handgun, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
If the adult suspect is eventually convicted of armed robbery, he would be subject to severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, a person who commits a theft while using 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 lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “2 Arrested in Newark Home Invasion Robbery.”