Paterson NJ Man Accused of Armed Robbery on City Street
A Paterson New Jersey man has been charged with armed robbery by federal prosecutors after law enforcement tied him to a theft crime incident.
The suspect, a 34-year-old resident of Paterson, allegedly dressed up as a Passaic County sheriff’s officer and then scoped out an apartment on 20th Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey.
According to federal prosecutors, the suspect planned to commit the illegal break-in with a 30-year-old Newark NJ man.
Police tied both men to the attempted robbery and placed them under arrest. Now the Paterson NJ suspect has been charged with numerous crimes, including brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and a certain persons offense. The certain persons offense charge was filed by prosecutors because the suspect reportedly has a prior criminal conviction and is thus prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Depending on the outcome of pre-trial plea negotiations with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the suspect could ultimately stand trial in US District Court in Newark, New Jersey.
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For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Dressed as Sheriff’s Officer During Home Invasion, Feds Say.”
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