A Paterson New Jersey man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges for armed robbery.
The suspect, a 29-year-old resident of Paterson NJ, was accused of committing a violent home with another suspect, a 34-year-old man, on August 12, 2015. The suspects allegedly forced their way inside an apartment on 20th Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey.
According to law enforcement, the two robbers wore Passaic County Sheriff’s officer uniforms in order to gain access to the apartment.
The suspects reportedly believed that they would be robbing a rich businessman of $1 million that he kept stashed at the residence. However, the suspects were surprised to learn that a mother and her child had just moved into the apartment.
During the theft crime, the suspects allegedly brandished handguns and threatened the victims.
The Passaic County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI Newark Division conducted a joint investigation into the violent home invasion and eventually identified the suspects through surveillance footage.
The 29-year-old Paterson suspect managed to avoid trial in US District Court in Newark by reaching a plea deal with federal prosecutors. The suspect pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery charges.
Now the suspect is set to spend six years in a federal penitentiary. He was recently sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Man Who Dressed as Cop During Violent N.J. Home Invasion Gets 6 Years.”