New Jersey man convicted in Christmas night home invasion

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly tied up a New Jersey woman and two girls and robbed them during a Christmas night home invasion has been convicted on numerous charges, including aggravated assault and weapons offenses.

Essex County prosecutors say Roberson Burney faces a life term when he’s sentenced April 6 due to his extensive criminal record. They also say he was on federal parole for a carjacking when the home invasion occurred in 2015.

The 60-year-old Newark man had worked for a contractor that did work at the Bloomfield home in the fall of 2015. Prosecutors say he returned there Christmas night with what appeared to be a shotgun and stole electronic equipment, credit cards and jewelry.

A jury convicted Burney on robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, criminal restraint and weapons counts.

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