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Release* ††† ††††††Date: May 13, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: May 13, 2010
New Brunswick man convicted in armed robbery
††††††††† Miguel Gonzalez, (DOB 11/06/85) of
jury sitting in
who remains in custody at the
also faces deportation to his native
During a six-day trial, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Carl Swanson† presented evidence and testimony showing that two men, one of whom later was identified as Gonzalez, approached the woman and robbed her at knifepoint at approximately 3:30 a.m. while she was walking on Baldwin Street in New Brunswick on November 27, 2008.
The second assailant, who never was identified or apprehended, held a knife to the womanís neck. She was robbed of two cell phones, a $20 bill, house keys and a pack of cigarettes.
The assailants fled, but were followed by the woman, who flagged down a cab driver. The driver for All Brunswick Taxi Co. followed the men along several city blocks and called police.
one point, the men separated, but Gonzalez happened to walk along
When the woman identified Gonzalez, the officers searched him, recovered one of her cell phones, and arrested him.