An Orange man was sentenced to 21 years in prison after robbing 14 hotels throughout North Jersey and New York, including Weehawken and Secaucus, at gun point, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.Â
Tremone Burnett, 46, of Orange, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court on Sept. 12, 2018, to one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and threaten physical violence and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence.
Hayden imposed the sentence yesterday in Newark federal court.
From April 24, 2014, through June 19, 2014, Burnett robbed 12 New Jersey hotels and two New York hotels at gunpoint.
The New Jersey hotels were located in Carteret, Lebanon, Newark, Rockaway, Secaucus, Avenel, Parsippany, Paramus, Weehawken, and Edison, while the New York hotels were located in Airmont and Nanuet, authorities said.
In each robbery, Burnett wielded a handgun and, in some instances, tied the victimâ€™s hands and feet. Furthermore, during one of the robberies, Burnett discharged his firearm.
In addition to the prison term, Hayden sentenced Burnett to five years of supervised release.