CAMDEN, NJ — A Clayton man, 25, was sentenced Thursday to 35 and a half years in prison for his role in a Sicklerville home invasion that took place in 2017, authorities announced this afternoon.
Dante Robinson was found guilty in October 2019 after a 4-week trial, and sentenced yesterday by Honorable Judge Edward J. McBride, Jr.
Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer said in a statement that Robinson will be ineligible for parole for 27 years of the aforementioned sentence.
Per trial evidence, laid out during proceedings by Acting Assistant Prosecutor Michael Mastrangelo, Robinson and four others broke into the home to commit a robbery. All five of the individuals allegedly donned face masks and were armed with an imitation assault rifle.
Two women, a child and an elderly man were in the home at the time of the robbery. Police say Robinson was shot in the back during the encounter and arrested the next day.
“Being safe in your own home is of paramount importance to all citizens. Our homes are supposed to be a place of comfort and security for each of us,” said Mayer. “Home invasion crimes cut to the very core of that security and are so damaging to victims as they try to move forward in their lives. At the CCPO, we take these offenses very seriously, which is why we fight hard to seek convictions and appropriately severe sentences, as in this case.”
Robinson was found guilty of the following charges:
- Two counts of first-degree Armed Robbery
- One count of second-degree Conspiracy to Commit Robbery
- One count of second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
- One count of third-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
- One count of second-degree Burglary
- One count of third-degree Burglary
- One count of third-degree Theft
- One count of third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child
- One count of fourth-degree Assault by Pointing a Firearm