FLEMINGTON, NJ – The man accused of robbing a Hunterdon gas station has pleaded guilty to two first-degree armed robbery charges, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Acting Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.
Brett M. Johnson, age 29, of Phillipsburg, was arrested on June 7 after an investigation by State Police based in Perryville and the Hunterdon Prosecutor’s Office, Williams said. Johnson engaged in two armed robberies in Bloomsbury and in Harmony Township, which is in Warren County, the release states.
A five-month investigation led to Johnson’s arrest charging him with the Nov. 24 robbery in Bloomsbury, State Police said. The masked suspect entered the Citgo Gas Station on Route 173, brandished a silver revolver, demanded money from the cashier, and then left the store on foot after the cashier handed him money from the register, according to police.
Johnson pleaded guilty Friday, Williams said. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 13 by Judge Angela F. Borkowski.
“I would like to thank all of those who worked tirelessly on these cases and were successful in bringing them to successful conclusions,” Williams said in the statement. “I would be remiss not to mention the outstanding effort and perseverance of Det. Bruce Sanderson of the New Jersey State Police, Perryville Station.”