A Newark New Jersey man was sentenced to 15 years in NJ State Prison after an Essex County jury convicted him on robbery charges.
The suspect, a 30-year-old resident of Newark, NJ, reportedly robbed a woman on Frelinghuysen Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. During the theft attempt, the victim refused to give the suspect her pocketbook. This allegedly prompted the suspect to attack the woman, grab her purse, and run from the scene.
Newark police officers eventually located and arrested the suspect. He was then charged with numerous crimes, including second degree robbery and simple assault.
At the end of a trial in Essex County Superior Court, a jury found the suspect guilty on the robbery charges and the simple assault charges.
Now the suspect is headed to state prison after being sentenced to 15 years on the criminal charges. He will have to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he can become eligible for release.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “‘Persistent Offender’ Who Attacked, Robbed Woman Gets 15-Year Sentence.”