MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Mount Holly man pled guilty yesterday in Superior Court to the armed robbery of a Wawa store in Springfield Township last summer.
Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Michael J. Siriani, 59, of the 100 block of Mill Street, will be sentenced to 20 years in New Jersey state prison in exchange for pleading guilty to Robbery (Second Degree). He must serve 17 years before becoming eligible for parole.
The Hon. Charles A. Delehey scheduled sentencing for July 19. Due to an extensive criminal history, which includes a 2006 theft at the same store, Siriani faced a lengthier prison term had he gone to trial and been found guilty.
The investigation revealed that just before 1 a.m. on August 6, 2017, Siriani entered the Wawa on Route 206 in Springfield Township, grabbed a chicken Caesar wrap from the cooler and went to the checkout counter, where he pulled a handgun and demanded cash.
He fled with $162 and the wrap, and was arrested a few days later. Upon being taken into custody, Siriani told New Jersey State Police Detective Brian Murray that he was supposed to get married in three weeks and that robbing the store “was the biggest mistake of my life.”
“I wish I could just give back the $160,” Siriani said at the time.
BCPO Assistant Prosecutor Danny Ljungberg is prosecuting the case. The investigation was conducted by the New Jersey State Police, with Detective Murray as the lead investigator.