A Clayton man was sentenced to 35 ½ years in prison with 27 years of parole ineligibility for his role in a 2017 home invasion, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer.
Officials said Dante Robinson, 25, of Clayton, was found guilty in October 2019 following a four-week trial for the crime. He was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Edward J. McBride, Jr.
Detectives said Robinson, along with four other individuals, broke into a Sicklerville home in May 2017 for the purpose of committing a robbery.
At the trial, Acting Assistant Prosecutor Michael Mastrangelo presented evidence to the jury that Robinson and his accomplices all wore facemasks and were armed with an imitation assault rifle during the course of the home invasion robbery of two women, an elderly male and a young child.
During the incident, Robinson was shot. Police arrested him the following day.
“Being safe in your own home is of paramount importance to all citizens. Our homes are supposed to be a place of comfort and security for each of us,” Mayer said. “Home invasion crimes cut to the very core of that security and are so damaging to victims as they try to move forward in their lives. At the CCPO, we take these offenses very seriously, which is why we fight hard to seek convictions and appropriately severe sentences, as in this case.”
Robinson was found guilty of two counts of first-degree Armed Robbery, one count of second-degree Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, one count of second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, one count of third-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, one count of second-degree burglary, one count of third-degree burglary, one count of third-degree Theft, one count of third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and one count of fourth-degree Assault by Pointing a Firearm.
Under No Early Release Act guidelines, Robinson must serve 27 years before becoming eligible for parole.