Prosecutor: Arrest Made in 2019 Robbery of Keyport Man

One of three men suspected of being responsible for the 2019 robbery of a Keyport man who was coming home with a large sum of cash he won at Monmouth Park Racetrack was arrested on Tuesday, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

Telquan Adams, 26, of Neptune Township, was later identified as one of the men who committed the robbery in August of 2019. He is now facing charges of second-degree robbery.

If convicted, Adams will face a potential sentence of up to 10 years in a New Jersey state prison, subject to the provisions of the No Early Release Act (NERA), requiring him to serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release on parole. He would also be under parole supervision for three years following his release from state prison.

The case background …

Keyport Police Department responded to a residence on Broad Street on Aug. 29, 2019, following up on a report that a robbery had just occurred. Arriving officers found the victim, a 44-year-old borough man, with minor injuries. 

The victim reported that he was attacked by three men after arriving home from the William Hill Sports Book at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. The victim declined medical attention.

A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Keyport Police Department revealed that the victim arrived in the borough, near his home, and was attacked by at least three men who stole from him a large amount of money that he had just won at Monmouth Park.

The investigation remains active, with additional arrests likely.

Investigators are still looking for assistance from the public and urge anyone with information to contact Detective Ramon Camacho of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443 of Detective Kevin Bennett of Keyport Police Department at 732-264-0706.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a crime can submit a tip to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tip-line at 1-800-671-4400; or by downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile app (available for iOS and Android – https://bit.ly/3ku8AWa).

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management