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Feds Allege that A Man Looted Pharmacies in New Jersey and Threatened to Fire

Authorities announced on Friday that an Irvington man had been charged with three separate armed robberies of pharmacies in Elizabeth for oxycodone and other prescription drugs while threatening to shoot customers inside the clinics.

According to a statement from New Jersey U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, Charles Johnson, 28, is charged with Hobbs Act Robbery and counts of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during or in connection with a violent felony.

Johnson Carried out The Holdups in June and July Utilizing a Similar Method of Operation

According to court records, Johnson carried out the holdups in June and July utilizing a similar method of operation. During the holdups, he allegedly demanded that pharmacy employees hand up oxycodone, promethazine, and other medications while wearing a mask and displaying a revolver. According to court filings, a detective from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI located a vehicle used in the crimes.

Feds Allege that A Man Looted Pharmacies in New Jersey and Threatened to Fire

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that was registered to a person Johnson knew, and they also found surveillance video that connected Johnson to the crimes along with other pieces of evidence. Prosecutors may file federal charges under the Hobbs Act for offenses that obstruct interstate trade. We appreciate your faith in us to deliver reliable local news. Please think about making a voluntary membership to NJ.
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