A Passaic New Jersey man is going to state prison after he pleaded guilty to his role in a violent home invasion six years ago.
The suspect is a 38-year-old resident of Passaic, NJ. He reportedly committed the violent criminal offense on August 6, 2011 in Irvington, New Jersey. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect and another man wore fake police officer uniforms and went to an apartment on Manor Drive in Irvington, NJ.
The suspects reportedly lied in order to gain access to the apartment. Once inside, the suspects reportedly used zip ties to tie up the female residents. The suspects then allegedly robbed the victims of cash and expensive jewelry.
The Passaic NJ suspect was eventually captured by police and charged with multiple crimes, including kidnapping, burglary, robbery, impersonating a police officer, and conspiracy.
The suspect managed to avoid trial in the case by reaching a plea deal with Essex County prosecutors. He admitted his role in the violent home invasion and pleaded guilty to criminal charges for burglary, robbery, impersonating a cop, and conspiracy. Prosecutors agreed to drop the kidnapping charges against the suspect.
The suspect will later make an appearance in Essex County Superior Court and be sentenced to eight years in NJ State Prison.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Admits Posing as Cop, Tying Women Up in ‘Horrible’ Home Invasion.”