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Man Accused of A Series of Armed Gas Station Robberies in Morris County Arrested

By kcora on
Denville Township New Jersey

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Roxbury Township Police Chief James Simonetti, and Denville Township Police Chief Christopher Wagner announce that Abner O. Irias-Paz, 24 of Victory Gardens, has been charged with multiple counts of armed robbery.

During the months of May and June multiple armed robberies of area gas stations occurred within Roxbury Township and the Township of Denville. Through a collaborative investigation, Irias-Paz was developed as a suspect.

Irias-Pas was taken into custody early this morning as he was observed leaving his residence.  This was the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Roxbury Township Police Department, the Denville Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Intelligence Unit.

Abner O. Irias-Paz was charged with three (3) counts of Robbery, a first degree offense, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1a(2);  three (3) counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a second degree offense, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5b; three (3) counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, a second degree offense, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4a; three (3) counts of Theft, a third degree offense, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3; and three (3) counts of Terroristic Threats, a third degree offense, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3b.

The Honorable James M. DeMarzo, J.S.C., set a blanket bail of $300,000.00 with no 10% option. A bail source hearing requirement, waiver of extradition, and surrender of passport were further conditions of the bail. Irias-Paz was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.

The investigation is active and ongoing