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Man sentenced to 28 years for armed robbery of a Morris County Best Buy

EAST HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Hudson County man has been sentenced in connection with a armed robbery of a Best Buy in May of 2022, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

Michael Guirguis, 39, of Jersey City was sentenced on May 10 to 28 years in New Jersey State Prison, with 23.75 years of parole ineligibility. He received 28 years for the first-degree robbery, Carroll said.

The third-degree shoplifting, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon merged into the robbery, Carroll said.

The State presented evidence that on May 28, 2022, Guirguis entered Best Buy on Route 10 in East Hanover Township and removed multiple iPads and iPhones from a display table worth a total value of $4,500, Carroll said.

As he tried to flee Best Buy, Guirguis brandished a knife at an asset protection employee. He also brandished the blade of the knife at a second individual after stepping outside of the store with the stolen items, Carroll said.

Police arrived to find Guirguis in the parking lot with the knife and stolen items in-hand. He did not respond to lawful orders and was apprehended by force, Carroll said.

Guirguis had been found guilty by a jury on March 22, 2024 of first-degree armed robbery; third-degree shoplifting; third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose; and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.  Judge Amirata also found Guirguis guilty of resisting arrest. He was held at the Morris County Correctional Facility pending sentencing, Carroll said.

Jay Edwards

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