Lodi NJ Police Arrest Man, Search for Other Accused of Committing Violent Robbery
Robbery Charges in Lodi NJ
The theft incident occurred on Passaic Street in Lodi, NJ. The victim was hanging out with his friends in the yard of a residence on the street.
Two men reportedly walked up to the victim and struck him in the head with an object.
Police believe that the attack was part of a plan to steal the victim’s wallet.
The robbery attempt was unsuccessful; the suspects fled the scene without getting the victim’s wallet.
Meanwhile, the victim sustained an injury to his head.
Authorities arrested one of the men, a 32-year-old male from Union City, NJ. Law enforcement was able to track down the suspect at a house near the site of the robbery attempt.
Police are still searching for the second suspect.
The suspect who was apprehended has been charged with robbery and aggravated assault.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the robbery charges, he faces significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who commits a robbery while armed with a deadly weapon such as a handgun or knife can be charged with a first degree felony. A conviction for first degree armed robbery could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the second robbery suspect. Anyone who has information about the robbery or the suspect should contact Lodi NJ investigators at 973-473-7600.
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For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Robbers Struck Man in the Head in Attempt to Steal His Wallet, Lodi Police Say.”