Beachwood Man Pleads Guilty To Robbery Spree

Thomas Jann (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  BEACHWOOD – A local man admitted to robbing a series of stores and gas stations throughout Toms River, Berkeley, and Beachwood.

  Thomas Jann, 34, of Beachwood, pled guilty to two counts of Robbery in the First Degree; four counts of Robbery in the Second Degree; and one count of Burglary.

  Jann attacked a gas station attendant at a Wawa on Route 9 in Toms River on December 19, 2020, and stole money from the cash register. On December 24, 2020, he threatened a worker at Robin’s in Beachwood with what appeared to be a box cutter and stole money from the register. On December 26, 2020, he stole from a cash register at the ShopRite on Route 9 in Bayville, and pushed someone as he ran out. That same day, he attacked a cashier at the Krauszers on Hooper Avenue in Toms River and fled with cigarettes. On December 30, 2020, he went into the 7-Eleven on Route 9 in Toms River, grabbed the cashier around the neck and held a rock to his head, and then stole money from the register. On December 31, 2020, Jann was in the Exxon Tiger Mart on Route 37 in Toms River; he threw hot coffee at the attendant, and stole money from the register. 

  Additionally, detectives learned that Jann broke into a Beachwood home on July 27, 2020 and stole cash.

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  He faces a term of sixteen years in New Jersey State Prison (NJSP) for each First Degree Robbery charge, and eight years for the Second Degree Robbery charges. These sentences will be subject to the terms of the No Early Release Act, which means he must serve 85% of his sentence before being eligible for parole. In addition to that, the State will be seeking a term of four years in prison for the Burglary charge. All sentences would run at the same time.