For Immediate Release
February 5, 2018
Contact: Bernie Weisenfeld- PIO-GCPO
Re.:17 Yrs NJSP in Robbery of Elderly WT Couple
Michael Meyers (DOB 5/12/86), of Braddock NJ, was sentenced today (2/5/18) to 17 years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to stealing the car of an elderly Washington Township couple on 5/12/16.
In sentencing Meyers, Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson said he will be subject to New Jersey’s No Early Release Act, requiring a defendant to serve 85 percent of a prison term before parole eligibility.
Myers pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree robbery on 12/18/17.
In the 5/12/16 incident, Meyers was identified as the suspect who entered a Forrest Drive home after telling the residents someone was trying to kill him. He grabbed the keys to their vehicle and left the house, cut the husband on the arm when he tried to stop him and drove off in their car.
Meyers was apprehended the same day after robbing a nearby service station of cigarettes and fleeing in the stolen car. Police stopped him in Winslow Township.