The Hamilton Township Police Department is actively investigation yet another armed robbery, this time, the incident occurred around 3 am at the Gulf Gas Station near the 1100 block of Chambers Street.
According to the Hamilton Police Department, this is the third armed robbery to occur in the township this year alone. Based on the reports that have been released at this point in time, the suspects, one of whom was carrying a gun, entered the gas station just after 3 am and demanded that the attendant turn over all the money. Once they obtained the money they fled the scene. Hamilton Lt. Michael Kelvy stated has stated that they are still actively looking for two suspects, both of whom they believe are responsible for the other two robberies that occurred in the Township earlier this year. Just like in the previous robberies, the suspects wore masks, gloves and a hooded sweatshirt. The one suspect that was armed with a gun is believed between the ages of 20 to 25 years old. The other suspect is believed to be younger, somewhere between 17 to 20 years old.
Fortunately no one injured during the incident. The Hamilton Township police department is still actively investigating the incident and they are asking for anyone with information to please contact them.
Robbery Charges in New Jersey
A Defendant will be charged with robbery when it is alleged that they used some form of force in order to commit a theft offense. Pursuant to NJSA 2C:15-1, the crime of robbery can either be a first or second degree felony offense in New Jersey. A Defendant will be charged with a first degree robbery if during the commission of the offense the Defendant attempts to kill anyone or purposely inflicts or attempts to inflict serious bodily injury or is armed with or threatens to use a deadly weapon. All other robbery offenses will be considered a crime of the second degree. Robbery also falls under the No Early Release Act, more commonly known as NERA, which in essence requires a Defendant to serve at least 85% of their sentence before they can become eligible for parole. So, as you can tell, a robbery charge is not something to take lightly.
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