Lodi NJ Man Accused of Fighting, Stealing Money in Dispute
Lodi NJ police recently arrested a local man accused of committing a robbery at a home in the borough.
According to Lodi authorities, the theft incident happened at a residence on Church Street in Lodi, New Jersey. The suspect allegedly got into an argument over money with a resident at the home.
Although the altercation started out as strictly verbal, it soon became physical. According to the victim, the suspect got extremely agitated and hit him in the mouth. Afterwards, the suspect allegedly stole $200 in cash from the victim and left the scene in a car.
The victim notified Lodi police, which dispatched officers to the scene. When police found the victim, he was bleeding from the mouth.
Lodi NJ police officers spoke with the victim, who told them that he and the suspect were acquaintances.
Police officers went to the suspect’s home in Lodi and arrested him. The suspect, a 44-year-odl male, was later charged with several crimes, including robbery. The suspect was also charged with possession of prescription drugs because police allegedly found him with illegal prescription drugs at the time of the arrest.
If the suspect is eventually convicted on the robbery charges, he would be subject to severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is typically considered a second degree crime. A conviction for second degree robbery could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility on a $50K bail amount.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Lodi Man Accused of Stealing $200 After Fight, Police Say.”