NEWS BRUNSWICK, NJ - An East Brunswick youth who had pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in the juvenile corrections facility, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today.

Superior Court Judge Marcia Silva ordered the 17-year-old defendant incarcerated in the New Jersey Training School for Boys known as Jamesburg, Carey said.

He said First Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Kuberiet recommend the sentence as part of plea agreement in exchange for the youth's guilty plea.

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The defendant was charged with multiple crimes committed occurring between March 23, 2016, through Nov. 27, 2018, all in East Brunswick.

Last Dec. 3 he pleaded to two counts of first-degree armed robbery, and single counts of conspiracy to commit theft, third-degree armed riot, third-degree criminal mischief, and fourth-degree contempt, Carey said. In addition, the prosecutor said that prior to sentencing, the defendant also pleaded guilty to third-degree credit card theft.

East Brunswick police and detectives Nicole Spezio and Tammy Colonna of the prosecutor’s office Juvenile Unit investigated the crimes that led to the arrest, Carey said.