By: Richard L. Smith
Law enforcement officials in Middlesex County reported today that Tyjier Summers, 27, of Old Bridge, has been sentenced for armed robbery.
According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, on May 13, 2019, at approximately 11:01 P.M., Perth Amboy Police officers responded to Rector Street for a report of a robbery in progress.
Upon their arrival, Prosecutor Ciccone said officers located the victim, who stated an unknown male, who was later identified as Tyjier Summers, tried to rob him with what was later confirmed to be a handgun while he was delivering pizza to a residence on Rector Street.
Police located Summers with the description provided by the victim and the handgun was recovered.
Authorities apprehended Summers after a foot pursuit ensued and he was taken into custody.
Prosecutor Ciccone Summers was subsequently indicted for first-degree Armed Robbery, second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, third-degree Receiving Stolen Property, fourth-degree Resisting Arrest, and fourth-degree Obstruction.
On January 6, 2023, Summers pleaded guilty to first-degree Armed Robbery. On April 10, 2023, the Honorable Benjamin S. Bucca, J.S.C., sentenced Summers to 13 years in state prison under the No Early Release Act for the charge of Armed Robbery. Under state law,
Prosecutor Ciccone said Summers must serve 85% of his sentence before being eligible for parole.
He was previously sentenced by the Honorable Benjamin S. Bucca, J.S.C., to 12 years in a New Jersey State Prison in relation to prior and separate robbery incidents.
Summers’ 13-year sentence is to run consecutively to the 12-year sentence previously imposed by Judge Bucca.