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NJ Man Sentenced to 108 Months for Attempted Robbery and Shooting in New Brunswick

New Brunswick

By: Richard L. Smith 

A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for his role in an attempted robbery in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where the victim was shot 14 times, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.AdJonathan Rosales, 23, of New Brunswick, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert Kirsch to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and attempted Hobbs Act robbery.

Judge Kirsch imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, on Dec. 28, 2020, Rosales, along with his accomplices, Saul Peralta and Giovanni Hoyos-Jaimes, attempted to rob the victim in New Brunswick.

During the struggle, the victim was shot 14 times, causing him to sustain serious injuries. Peralta and Hoyos-Jaimes previously pleaded guilty before Judge Kirsch for their involvement in this incident.AdIn addition to the prison term, Judge Kirsch sentenced Rosales to three years of supervised release.

Peralta was sentenced by Judge Kirsch on May 22, 2024, to 78 months in prison, and Hoyos-Jaimes is scheduled to be sentenced on July 24, 2024.