Man charged in 6 robberies of Trenton companies

Trenton police have arrested a 23-year-old man on charges he committed a series of armed robberies of local businesses over the last two months, police said. 

Justin E. Johnson was arrested Tuesday faces robbery and weapons counts for six separate incidents. Police are still searching for one man who was involved in the first robbery on Nov. 5. 

Justin E. Johnson 

The incidents occurred on Nov. 5, Nov. 8, Nov. 9, Nov. 21, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 at a string of delis, corner stores and Dunkin Donuts locations, police said.

At each location, Johnson stole cash, and in some cases, brandished a silver gun, police said

Johnson was caught on security camera at a few locations and was seen driving a Toyota away from the scene of Mama Grifa Deli in Chambersburg. 

Police said Johnson stole more than $2,600 during the six robberies. 

Officers stopped Johnson Tuesday on the 400 block of Olden Avenue while they were patrolling the area of the recent robberies, police said. An officer saw Johnson in a coat that was captured on surveillance video at one of the robbery locations. 

Upon searching, police said they found a silver BB gun, a white plastic bag and a mask. 

Trenton Police continue to search for another man who was involved with the first incident. 

Paige Gross may be reached at pgross@njadvancemedia.comFollow her on Twitter @By_paigegross. Find on Facebook.


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