Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Cranford Office

FREE CONSULTATION 24/7

Blog

Our Law Firm Has Successfully Handled Thousands of Criminal, DWI, and Municipal Court Charges Throughout Union County and New Jersey.

Schedule free Consultation

OUR REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

Keith G OliverReviewsout of 55 reviews William A ProettaReviewsout of 30 reviews

Robbery Charges in Union County NJ

May 14, 2014

There has been a string of robberies throughout Union County in recent weeks. In the latest incident, two robbers hit service stations in Hillside and Union Township in a span of just six hours. In both recent attacks, the robbers wore hooded sweatshirts, one black and the other red or pink and came up behind the victims and grabbed them by the neck. In both attacks, the robbers were seen fleeing the area on foot and one victim saw them get onto bicycles that they had hidden a short distance away. In the weeks prior

Since April 19, robbers have attacked attendants at four other service stations, including two in Elizabeth, and one each in Linden and Roselle Park, officials have said. However, police today said they were uncertain if the latest robberies on Tuesday were related to the other attacks.

The crimes all appeared to share some similarities, most notably, that each time it was two men who attacked a worker, usually with one robber grabbing a victim from behind while the second attacker rummages through the worker’s pockets and stealing a few hundred dollars, according to police. Also it is important to note that in three of the cases, the victim reported feeling a gun or sharp object shoved into his chest or back.

There is a common misnomer among the general public that in order to commit an “armed robbery” you need a gun. However, this could not be farther from the truth. In fact, you do not even need a weapon, let alone a gun, at all to be guilty of 1st degree armed robbery. This is because the law only requires that the victim reasonably believe you have a weapon and you put the victim in fear of their safety or life because of that. Therefore, these suspects will most likely be charged with first degree robbery if you are subsequently arrested.

Related Links & Topics

New Jersey Robbery Lawyer

Union County Superior Court

No Early Release Act N.E.R.A.

Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes

 

Contact Us

Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. We are available weekdays during business hours. We also meet with clients on evenings and weekends by request. We have four office locations conveniently located in Mount Laurel, Point Pleasant, Princeton and Middletown. All major credit cards are accepted

JERSEY CITY OFFICE

101 Hudson St, 21st floor Jersey City NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 793-8018

By Appointment Only

Map and Directions

EDISON OFFICE

3840 Park Ave, Suite 202 A, Edison NJ 08820

Phone: (732) 659-9600

By Appointment Only

Map and Directions

CRANFORD OFFICE

20 Commerce Drive, Room 135 Cranford, New Jersey 07016

Phone: (908) 838-0150

By Appointment Only

Map and Directions