A Plainfield man was convicted yesterday afternoon of 2nd Degree Robbery, following a two-week trial in Superior Court, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
Anthony Pollard DOB: 3/29/1988 faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on October 15, 2011 said Assistant Prosecutor Joshua McMahon, who prosecuted the case.
According to the investigation, Pollard, a self admitted member of the Rollin’ 30s Crips street gang and two other gang members were “Papi Hunting” a street term used to describe the targeting of Latino residents during strong-armed robberies.
On April 2, 2010 the three targeted a Plainfield resident in the area of Sandford Avenue around 9:30p.m. as the victim was walking home from a store, said McMahon. The trio surrounded the victim, knocked him to the ground and beat him in an attempt to take his money, said McMahon.
A good Samaritan, witnessed the crime, called authorities and followed the Pollard and the two others until police arrived. One culprit managed to flee the scene, and remains at large. Pollard and Shanae Holliday DOB: 1/23/1988 were caught a few blocks away and arrested. Holliday previously pled guilty to robbery and is currently in state prison.