MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic City man was convicted on Wednesday after a three day trial in connection to an armed robbery in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Maurice Treakle, 47, was convicted of the following charges:
- First degree Robbery
- Third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
- Fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
During the trial, the prosecution presented to the jury that after winning money at the casino, on Aug. 26, 2017, the victim, a 23 year-old man, was walking in the area of Isaac Cole Plaza when he was attacked by two men, one of which was identified as Treakle who wielded a knife. The victim was punched in the face and robbed of his money and phone at knife point. Treakle was located a few blocks away from the scene carrying a knife and the victim’s cell phone. The other man was never identified.
Treakle faces a minimum of 10 to 20 years in New Jersey state prison and is subject to the No Early Release Act. Treakle is also extended term eligible, thereby having a sentencing exposure of life imprisonment. Sentencing is scheduled for December 7, 2018. Assistant Prosecutors Harlee Stein and Deirdre Laws represented the State.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.