Lodi New Jersey police arrested a local man who allegedly committed a violent robbery at a borough residence.
According to officials, the theft incident went down at a home located on Church Street in Lodi, NJ. The suspect allegedly got into a verbal dispute with a resident at the house. The suspect and the victim allegedly fought over money.
At some point, the altercation became physical and the suspect allegedly struck the victim in the mouth.
The suspect reportedly took $200 from the victim and then drove away.
When police officers got to the scene, they saw that the suspect was bleeding from his mouth. The victim later told police that he and the suspect know each other.
Lodi NJ police found the suspect at his residence and placed him under arrest. The 44-year-old suspect was subsequently charged with a number of crimes, including robbery and possession of prescription drugs.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious robbery charges, he faces severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is ordinarily classified as a second degree felony and carries a potential sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of a $50,000 bail amount.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Lodi Man Accused of Stealing $200 After Fight, Police Say.”