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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Newark Man Sentenced To More Than 18 Years In Prison For 14 Armed Robberies Of New Jersey Stores




NEWARK, N.J. – A Newark man was sentenced today to 225 months in prison for committing 14 armed robberies of commercial establishments throughout Union, Essex, Hudson and Bergen counties, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. 

Jamar Darby, aka “Rhino,” 27, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robberies and with brandishing a firearm during one of those robberies. U.S. District Judge William H. Walls imposed the sentenced today in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Darby conspired with others to rob these commercial establishments:

Pao Da Terra

Newark

Dec. 29, 2012

Newark

Jan. 20, 2013

Newark Community Pharmacy

Newark

Jan. 24, 2013

Linden Stationary

Linden

Feb. 1, 2013

Delta Gas Station

Newark

Feb. 1, 2013

Shoppers Express

Belleville

Feb. 2, 2013

Krauszers

Kearny

Feb. 10, 2013

Krauszers

Bloomfield

Feb. 13, 2013

Pat’s Deli

Newark

Feb. 19, 2013

Smashburger

Paramus

March 16, 2013

Krauszers

Bloomfield

March 29, 2013

South Wood Discount Liquor

Linden

April 17, 2013

Newark Community Pharmacy

Newark

May 1, 2013

Subway Restaurant

Verona

May 20, 2013


Darby and his conspirators robbed each establishment at gunpoint, stealing cash, cigarettes and other items. In 13 of the 14 robberies, they used zip ties or duct tape to restrain their victims. During the Pat’s Deli robbery on Feb. 19, 2013, Darby and a conspirator restrained several victims with duct tape after threatening one victim with a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Walls sentenced Darby to three years of supervised release and ordered restitution $73,324.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea. He also thanked the Belleville, Bloomfield, Kearny, Linden, Maplewood, Newark, Paramus, Verona and West Orange police departments, along with the N.J. State Police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, for their work on this case.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jamari Buxton and Rahul Agarwal of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.

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Defense counsel: Anthony C. Mack Esq., Newark
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Updated March 18, 2015