A Newark New Jersey man recently pleaded guilty to armed robbery charges in connection with multiple thefts at a local 7-Eleven.
The suspect, a 38-year-old resident of Newark, NJ, allegedly robbed the 7-Eleven on the 700 block of Broad Street. According to Essex County prosecutors, the suspect robbed the store four times. Moreover, the suspect allegedly committed two theft crimes at the store on the same day.
The suspect allegedly brandished a knife to threaten store employees when they confronted him and then fled the scene on foot with candy.
Newark NJ cops eventually apprehended the suspect and found him carrying the knife that he allegedly used during the 7-Eleven robberies. He was arrested and charged with several counts of first degree armed robbery.
The suspect managed to avoid trial in the case by reaching a plea deal with Essex County NJ prosecutors and pleading guilty to one count of armed robbery.
When the suspect appears in Essex County Superior Court on April 24 for his sentencing hearing, he will probably be sentenced to seven years behind bars. Additionally, the terms of the suspect’s plea agreement with prosecutors will likely require him to serve a minimum of 85 percent of his sentence before becoming eligible for release on parole.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Admits Robbing Same 7-Eleven 3 Times in 4 Days.”