FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man who pleaded guilty to armed robberies has been sentenced to state prison, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Acting Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.

Brett M. Johnson, 29, of Phillipsburg, was sentenced on Friday by Judge Angela F. Borkowski to a decade in prison for the crimes.

Johnson was arrested on June 7 after an investigation by Williams' office and State Police based in Perryville connected him to a robbery in Bloomsbury and another in Harmony Township, Warren County. 

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In Bloomsbury, Johnson robbed the Citgo Gas Station on Route 173, brandishing a silver revolver and demanding money from the cashier before collecting the cash and fleeing on foot, officials said.

Johnson was indicted by a Grand Jury, and pleaded guilty on Oct. 25 to two first-degree armed robbery charges.