|Convict Robert Warren(left) at a court appearance.|
Credit: Michael Dempsey-The Jersey Journal
A 23-year-old Jersey City man is facing up to 70 years in prison after he was found guilty yesterday of his role in an armed home invasion and carjacking in North Bergen, The Jersey Journal reports.
Robert Warren of Clendenny Avenue was found guilty of eight charges for the June 2, 2014 burglary and carjacking.
According to the report, Warren and his co-defendant, Gregory Eady, entered a Cottage Avenue apartment and held several people at gunpoint. After the two left the building, they attempted to carjack the driver of a nearby Mercedes Benz at gunpoint.
When the driver did not get out of the vehicle, one or both of the armed men opened fire, striking a headrest in the car, authorities said.
During the investigation, Warren’s fingerprints were found on the interior and exterior of the Mercedes Benz. Surveillance video also captured Warren’s car fleeing the scene.
In March of this year, Eady, 20, pleaded guilty to carjacking, armed robbery and armed burglary. He also pleaded guilty to the double murders of Jamal Cooks, 22, and Shawn Spencer, 21, who were shot multiple times inside a vehicle on Van Nostrand Avenue in Jersey City on June 9, 2014.
In June of this year, Eady was sentenced to 75 years in prison. During the hearing, he apologized to the families of Cooks and Spencer, but moments later he turned to a person in the courtroom and said, “What the f— are you looking at?” sparking an uproar.
Meanwhile, Warren was convicted of first degree carjacking, second degree armed robbery, four counts of third degree aggravated assault, second degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second degree possession of a handgun for unlawful purpose.
Warren will be sentenced on December 11.