Man charged in Phillipsburg armed robbery
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A Phillipsburg man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in Phillipsburg on Thursday, Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer said.
On Aug. 13, at 2:12 p.m., Phillipsburg police responded to the 100 block of South Main St. for a reported armed robbery that had just occurred at a local business. Officers learned that the juvenile victim had been threatened with a handgun and the suspect obtained US Currency from the victim, Pfeiffer said.
During the investigation, William A. Wilson was identified as the suspect and a handgun was recovered consistent with the description provided by the juvenile victim, Pfeiffer said.
A search warrant was obtained and executed for Wilson’s residence where other items relevant to the investigation were recovered, Pfeiffer said.
Wilson has been charged with first-degree armed robbery, second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and a disorderly persons offense of theft, Pfeiffer said.
Wilson is currently lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility awaiting a detention motion which has been filed by the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, Pfeiffer said
This investigation was conducted by the Phillipsburg Police Department, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Warren County Tactical Response Team and the Warren County Regional Crime Scene Unit.