Atlantic County Jury Convicts Atlantic City Man of Armed Robbery
MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic City man was convicted on Wednesday after a three day trial in connection to an armed robbery in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Officials say Maurice Treakle, 47, was convicted of the following charges: First-degree Robbery, Third-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Fourth Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
According to officials, during the trial, authorities say the prosecution presented to the jury that after winning money at the casino, on Aug. 26, 2017, the victim, a 23-year-old man, was walking in the area of Isaac Cole Plaza when he was attacked by two men, one of which was identified as Treakle who wielded a knife.
The victim was punched in the face and robbed of his money and phone at knifepoint police said.
Police located Treakle was a few blocks away from the scene carrying a knife and the victim’s cell phone. The other man was never identified.
Treakle faces a minimum of 10 to 20 years in New Jersey state prison and is subject to the No Early Release Act. Treakle is also extended term eligible, thereby having a sentencing exposure of life imprisonment.
Sentencing is scheduled for December 7, 2018. Assistant Prosecutors Harlee Stein and Deirdre Laws represented the State.