Somerset County officials announced the arrest of Robert A. Kilpatrick, Jr., 27, of Plainfield, for a robbery that occurred in Warren Township on July 29.
Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson stated that on Wednesday, July 29, at approximately 1:38 a.m., Warren Township Police responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting an armed robbery in the area of Quail Run, Warren Township.
Responding officers encountered two victims who relayed to officers that they were robbed at gunpoint of cash by two males.
The victims provided officers with a description of the vehicle, along with a detailed description of the two male suspects.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that detectives from the Warren Township Police Department along with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to conduct the investigation.
The incident was determined to be an isolated incident, and investigators determined that one of the suspects was known to one of the victims. The victims were not injured in this incident.
Further investigation conducted by Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Warren Township Police identified defendant Kilpatrick as an individual involved in the robbery.
Kilpatrick was taken into custody on Thursday, August 27, at his residence in Plainfield, without incident in regards to the robbery.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that Kilpatrick has been charged with Robbery, Possession of a Firearm While Committing a CDS Offense, Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, and Possession of CDS (Marijuana over 1 ounce but less than 5 pounds) with the Intent to Distribute.
Kilpatrick was lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a bail detention hearing.
Somerset County officials request anyone with information relating to this investigation to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Warren Township Police Department at (908) 753-1000.
Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477).
All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.