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Sayreville Man Charged With Township Robbery

Christopher Boston. Photo courtesy of Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

Christopher Boston.
Photo courtesy of Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Authorities have charged a Sayreville man with the Aug. 3 armed robbery of a township resident.

Christopher Boston, 19, of Smith Street, Sayreville was charged with First Degree Robbery, police said.

A 15-year-old told police that he was sitting in a car at Hempstead Gardens at about 8:30 p.m. when a man pointed a gun at him and demanded his cell phone. The 15-year-old refused, police said, after which the man hit him in the face and took the phone.

The youth was taken to a nearby hospital, treated and released, police said.

An investigation by the township police and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Squad led to Boston being identified as the assailant on Aug. 5, police said.

A warrant was obtained for Boston’s home and car, police said. At 6:45 a.m. on Aug. 6, Sayreville police and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit executed the warrant, finding Boston in his basement.

Boston was arrested without incident, police said.

Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to call the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533, or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All calls will be kept confidential.

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