Bayonne police reported that early yesterday morning a Bayonne man who robbed from behind right after he had gotten off a light rail train. The robber ended up stealing a trendy and expensive set of headphones from the victim.
The victim, 23, told police he was walking west on 22nd Street around 12:45 a.m. when he was shoved in the back by a man described as between 5-10 and 6-foot, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. According to police reports, the assailant then punched the man several times in the head and body.
Some people driving past witnessed the incident and tried to stop the robber, but the assailant got away with the victim’s Beats by Dre headphones, valued at $300, police said. The police are still actively investigating the incident. For more information on this article you can visit nj.com to read the original article.
These types of crimes have become increasingly more common and the suspects are normally teenagers, young adults, or even juveniles. Common items that are normally stolen in these cases include cell phones, sneakers, or even ball caps. Many people think these acts are considered petty crimes because there is no weapon involved and the item stolen is just a set of head phones. However, you couldn’t be farther from the truth because this is categorized as a “strong armed” Robbery which is graded as a second degree indictable crime punishable by 5 – 10 years in state prison. This is because the elements of robbery are simply Simple Assault + Theft. Crimes are normally heard in the Bayonne Municipal Court but because this offense involves felony charges the suspect, if arrested, would have to appear in the Hudson County Superior Court to address his allegations. Any time you are charged with a felony it is important that you speak with an experienced attorney about the penalties and your options.