ELIZABETH — A Rahway man was convicted earlier today on two counts of first degree armed robbery and related weapon charges, announced Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
Wayne Hodges, 20, faces up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced in October, said Assistant Prosecutor Brent A. Bramnick who prosecuted the case.
According to the investigation, Hodges approached two victims near Rahway High School on Oct. 16, 2010, brandished a weapon, demanded money and personal items from the victims, and fled the scene, said Bramnick. Police were notified the following day and following an investigation by Det. Shawn Ganley of the Rahway Police Department, Hodges was identified as the suspect and was arrested several says later.
A jury convicted Hodges following a three-week trial and two days of deliberations.