Gloucester County ProsecutorGloucester County Prosecutor's Office

Criminal Justice Complex
P.O.Box 623
Woodubury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 384-5500


Subject :

Sentencing in Armed Robberies
Contact :Bernie Weisenfeld    856-384-5617



For Immediate Release

December   18, 2017

Contact: Bernie Weisenfeld-PIO-GCPO

Re.:  Sentencing on armed robberies


Matthew S. Powers  (DOB 3/21/89), of Pennsville NJ was sentenced Friday  (12/14) to seven years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to committing armed robberies of service stations in West Deptford and Woolwich townships within a week in December 2016.


The sentence was imposed by Superior Court Judge Robert P. Becker Jr. upon the recommendation of Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Steven Salvati.


In the 12/21/16 robbery of a Citgo station in West Deptford, cash was taken after the attendant was threatened with a pair of scissors. On 12/27/16, a knife was used to force an attendant to turn over cash.


Powers was subsequently arrested in connection with two other robberies of service stations in Salem County, to which he also pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.