New York City man admits role in armed robberies at 3 cellphone stores in New Jersey



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TRENTON, New Jersey — Federal prosecutors say a New York City man has admitted taking part in armed robberies at several electronics stores in New Jersey.

Eric Williams pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robberies. The 34-year-old Brooklyn resident now faces 20 years in prison, though a sentencing date has not been scheduled.

Williams and two other men were arrested in February 2013 and charged with robberies that occurred in Linden, Paramus and Woodbridge.

Authorities have said the bandits tied up employees in all three robberies and made off with dozens of cellphones that were delivered to a cellphone store in Brooklyn.

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