Rahway Woman Admits Role In Delivery Driver Robberies

ELIZABETH — A Rahway woman pleaded guilty earlier this week to two counts of second degree robbery, and faces up to three years in state prison when she is sentenced early next year, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.

Devyn Perkins, 18, was arrested following an investigation by Rahway Police Detective Richard Stefanick, said Assistant Prosecutor Albert Zabady, Jr., who prosecuted the case. According to the investigation, Perkins called a local Chinese restaurant on June 25 and placed an order to be delivered to an abandoned building. When the driver arrived, he was attacked by an accomplice of Perkins’ who remains at large.

Three days later, Perkins called a pizza parlor in Rahway and had a delivery sent to separate abandoned building, said Zabady. That driver was also attacked and robbed. In that case, Wayne Hodges, 19, was arrested and charged and is currently awaiting trial.

Police were able to track Perkins through the telephone number she used to place the false orders. She must serve at least 85 percent of her sentence before she is available for parole, authorities said.

The charges against Hodges are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent unless he is proven guilty in court.

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