Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Lawrence Cattano of the Perth Amboy Police Department announced today that Tyjier Summers, 27, of Old Bridge, has been sentenced for armed robbery.
On May 13, 2019, at approximately 11:01 P.M., Perth Amboy Police officers responded to Rector Street for a report of a robbery in progress. Upon their arrival, officers located the victim who stated an unknown male, who was later identified as Tyjier Summers, tried to rob him, with what was later confirmed to be a handgun, while he was delivering pizza to a residence on Rector Street. Summers was located with the description provided by the victim and the handgun was recovered. Authorities apprehended Summers after a foot pursuit ensued and he was taken into custody.
Summers was subsequently indicted for first-degree Armed Robbery, second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, seconddegree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, third-degree Receiving Stolen Property, fourth-degree Resisting Arrest, and fourth-degree Obstruction.
On January 6, 2023, Summers plead to first degree Armed Robbery. On April 10, 2023, the Honorable Benjamin S. Bucca, J.S.C.,sentenced Summers to 13 years in state prison pursuant to the No Early Release Act for the charge of Armed Robbery. Pursuant to state law, Summers must serve 85% of his sentence before being eligible for parole. Summers was previously sentenced by the Honorable Benjamin S. Bucca, J.S.C., to 12 years in a New Jersey State Prison in relation to prior and separate robbery incidents. Summers’ 13-year sentence is to run consecutively to the 12-year sentence previously imposed by Judge Bucca.