Ryan N. Moore (DOB 2/1/92), of 485 Deptford Ave., Deptford Township NJ, pleaded guilty today to armed robbery of a pizza delivery worker at a Deptford apartment complex on May 5, 2011, admitting he wielded a plastic gun to force the worker to turn over cash before the victim fled unharmed.
Even though the toy gun fell apart during the robbery, Moore answered affirmatively when Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Dana Anton asked if he had used the imitation gun to put the victim “in fear of immediate bodily injury with what appeared to be a deadly weapon.” An eyewitness identification led to his arrest the same day as the robbery. He remains in jail in default of $75.000 bail.
As a result of Moore’s plea to first-degree armed robbery, Anton will recommend that he be sentenced as a second-degree offender to five years in New Jersey state prison, that he serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole and that he be subject to five years of parole supervision after his release.
Moore also pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, which he said was for personal use, in Deptford on the same date of the armed robbery. He is to be sentenced to three years in state prison, concurrent with the robbery term.
Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall Jr. scheduled sentencing for July 27.