Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury convicted Calvin Garnett, 27, of Irvington on three counts of first degree robbery, aggravated assault and weapons offenses. The jury deliberated for an hour and a half before returning the guilty verdict.
On July 27, 2008, Garnett approached the three victims as they sat in a parked car talking at 1: 45 a.m. The car was parked in front of 90 Melville Place in Irvington. Garnett robbed the two men and a woman at gunpoint of their cash, jewelry and cell phones, according to Assistant Prosecutor Erica Liu.
Within 15 minutes Irvington Police officers arrested Garnett who fled the scene on foot. He had in his possession the victims’ personal items, Assistant Prosecutor Liu said.
Today a jury convicted Garnett on ten counts. He was convicted of three counts of robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, three weapons offenses and resisting arrest.
When he is sentenced, Garnett faces 10 to 60 years in New Jersey State Prison.