Men Accused of Assaulting, Trying to Rob Person in Lodi, New Jersey
The robbery allegedly happened in the yard of a residence located on Passaic Street in Lodi, New Jersey. The incident reportedly occurred while the victim stood outside with his friends.
While the men stood outside, two suspects approached the victim and allegedly used an object to hit him in the head.
According to investigators, the suspects committed the assault because they wanted to steal the victim’s wallet.
The suspects left the scene after reportedly failing in their attempt to steal the wallet.
As a result of the attack, the victim suffered a head injury. He was bleeding from the head when Lodi NJ police got to the scene.
Police officers caught one of the suspects, a 32-year-old Union City man, at a home near the site of the attack.
Lodi police are still looking for the other suspect.
The suspect who was apprehended by police has been charged with robbery and aggravated assault.
If the suspect is convicted of robbery, he would face significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who commits a robbery while armed with a deadly weapon like a handgun or knife can be charged with a first degree criminal offense.
The suspect is currently being held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a $100,000 bail amount.
Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance locating the second suspect in the robbery. Anyone who has information about the armed robbery should get in touch with Lodi NJ detectives at 973-473-7600.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Robbers Struck Man in the Head in Attempt to Steal His Wallet, Lodi Police Say.”