Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Roxbury Township Police Chief James Simonetti announce that Derek Morisco, 23, of Succasunna, was sentenced today in connection with three separate robberies of various businesses located in Succasunna, within a span of four days between March 31, 2014 and April 3, 2014.
On May 26, 2015, Morisco entered a guilty plea to one count of second degree and two counts of first degree Robbery in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. Today, the Honorable James M. DeMarzo, J.S.C. sentenced the defendant to 7 years in New Jersey State Prison, of which he must serve 85 percent before being eligible for parole pursuant to the No Early Release Act.
On March 31, 2014, at approximately 6:19 pm, Morisco entered the Harmon Discount Store located at 274 Route 10 in Succasunna, New Jersey. Once inside, Morisco passed a note to the cashier demanding money. Morisco then fled the store on foot prior to receiving any money from the cashier.
On April 2, 2014, at approximately 9:20 pm, Morisco approached the Fuel 10 Gas Station located at 65 Route 10 in Succasunna, New Jersey on his bicycle while armed with a knife. He attempted to obtain money from the gas station attendant. Morisco made continual unsuccessful attempts to enter a gas attendant booth during this incident. Morisco then fled from the scene on his bicycle.
On April 3, 2014, at approximately 4:42 pm, Morisco entered the Wells Fargo Bank located at 106 Route 10 West in Succasunna. Once inside, Morisco passed a note to the teller demanding money and claiming to be armed. Morisco received $1,065 from the teller, and then fled from the scene on foot.