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Warren County man pleads guilty to armed robbery charges

FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Warren County has entered a guilty plea to robbery charges, according to acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.

Brett M. Johnson, 29, of Phillipsburg pled guilty on oct. 25 to two first-degree armed robbery charges, Williams said.

Williams said Johnson was arrested on June 7, after an investigation by the New Jersey State Police Perryville Station, and the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office when it was discovered that he had engaged in an armed robbery in Bloomsbury Borough, Hunterdon County, and in Harmony Township, Warren County.

On Nov. 24, 2018, a masked suspect entered the Citgo Gas Station, located on State Highway 173, brandished a silver revolver, and demanded money from the cashier. He reportedly left the store on foot after the cashier handed him money from the register, state police said.

During the five-month investigation, it was determined that Brett Johnson was the suspect who entered the gas station while Brian Johnson, 42, of Phillipsburg drove the getaway car, state police said.

Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 13, 2019.

Jay Edwards

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