Ocean County Armed Robber Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

Elioenai Aguinaga (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  LAKEWOOD – A man was sentenced to eight years in State Prison for robbing a pharmacy at gunpoint.

  Elioenai Aguinaga, 32, of Lakewood, must serve at least 85 percent of these eight years before being eligible for parole subject to the No Early Release Act, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said.

  On March 26, 2020, Aguinaga went into Taylor’s Pharmacy, brandished a semi-automatic handgun at the clerk, took $130 and fled the area.

  About a month later, he was arrested and has been in the Ocean County Jail ever since.

  Billhimer acknowledged the work of Assistant Prosecutor Kaitlyn Burke who handled the case on behalf of the State, as well as the diligence and resolve exhibited by Officers of the Lakewood Township Police Department and Detective Bureau in their investigation which led to a lengthy state prison sentence.