NEW JERSEY – After an investigation into a robbery spree throughout Northern New Jersey, police have made an arrest, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella.
Erick Macias, 35, of Wharton was charged on July 14 with one count of first-degree robbery, five counts of second-degree robbery, two counts of third-degree theft, two counts of third-degree aggravated assault, one count of fourth-degree theft, three counts of disorderly persons offense theft, and three counts of disorderly persons offense simple assault, Musella said.
During the beginning of June, several communities in northern New Jersey experienced a series of strong-arm robberies that appeared to have been committed by the same individual, Musella said.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad conducted an investigation and identified Macias as the primary suspect in the robberies. On Tuesday, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office along with numerous municipal detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in Wharton and he was subsequently arrested, Mussella said.
Macias was charged and remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing scheduled for Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., Musella said.
Garfield Police Department, Lyndhurst Police Department, Wood-Ridge Police Department, Paterson Police Department, Parsippany Police Department, and Wharton Police Department assisted in the investigation.