3 Indicted for 1st Degree Robbery of two New York men
A Bergen County grand jury has handed down an indictment against three Englewood New Jersey residents, charging them with robbery, in the first degree. This stems from an attempted carjacking of two New York resident last summer. It is alleged that a fourth suspect may have been involved but the Bergen County Sheriffs Department and other task forces have been unable to identify the final suspect. According to the reports, the three individuals were caught in large part due to a surveillance video which was discovered.
One of the defendants, who currently remains in the Bergen County Jail on a $500,000 cash only bail, is alleged to be the ringleader of the robbery of the New York men. The other two defendants are currently out on bail, awaiting their trial. The defendants made off with the victims SUV, cash, a Rolex watch and a cellphone. Although the underline facts are unclear at this point, it appears that the defendants were able to lure the two men to a vacant lot where they were then able to take their personal belongings by using force.
If convicted of first degree robbery in New Jersey, the defendants could be sentenced up to twenty years in state prison. Also, this offense falls under the No Early Release Act, which means that the defendant must serve 85% of their sentence before they become eligible for parole. If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense like burglary, marijuana possession, cocaine distribution in towns like Bergenfield, Lodi, Bogota, Fair Lawn or elsewhere in Bergen County, we can help. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact any one of our Bergen County Offices at 1-800-682-4037 for a free initial consultation with any one of our eight criminal defense attorneys on staff.