Lodi NJ Man Charged with Robbery, Allegedly Stole Money After Fight
Lodi NJ police arrested a local man accused of committing a violent robbery at a borough home.
According to authorities, the theft incident occurred at a residence located on Church Street in Lodi, New Jersey. The suspect allegedly got into a dispute with a resident at the home. The fight was reportedly over money.
At some point, the verbal altercation allegedly turned physical and the suspect struck the victim in the mouth.
The suspect allegedly stole $200 from the victim and then left the area.
When police officers arrived at the scene, they found the suspect bleeding from his mouth. The victim told police that he knows the suspect.
Lodi NJ police later went to the local residence of the suspect. The 44-year-old suspect, who is from Lodi, was subsequently arrested and charged with numerous crimes, including robbery and possession of prescription drugs.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious charges of robbery, he faces significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is usually classified as a second degree crime and carries a potential sentence of up to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail on a $50K bail amount.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Lodi Man Accused of Stealing $200 After Fight, Police Say.”