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Newark Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison for Robbing Harrison Taxi Company

Harrison Town

 A Newark man was sentenced today to 115 months in prison for his role in the knifepoint robbery of a Harrison  taxi company, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

Federal official said Alfuquan Turner, 46, was convicted at trial in June 2022 before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini of one count of Hobbs Act robbery.

Turner has two previous convictions for robbery, as well as other prior felony convictions.

On Sept. 23, 2019, Turner walked into a taxicab company armed with a knife and covering his face with a plastic bag.

He demanded money from the cab company’s dispatcher.

Federal officials said Turner stole the dispatcher’s jewelry, cell phone, and other items.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Martin sentenced Turner to three years of supervised release.