Former UFC fighter Karl Roberson arrested in connection with more than $200,000 theft
Former UFC fighter Karl Roberson has been charged in connection to a robbery in New Jersey where police say over $200,000 of jewelry and valuables were stolen, according to a press release from the Howell Township Police Department.
See below release:
According to an article from Damon Martin of MMA Fighting, Roberson “was one of two men arrested following an investigation into a residential burglary where the suspects allegedly pried open a rear door and once inside, made their way to the master bedroom where they allegedly located and stole over $200,000 in exotic jewelry and valuables. The suspects were captured on home security surveillance cameras both inside and outside the home.”
The article continues to state that the suspects were wearing masks at the time of the robbery with the homeowner offering a reward for information that could lead to the identification, arrest and conviction of the culprits.
Roberson and Dathan Thompson, 32, were later identified as the prime suspects by Detective Jackson and Detective Anthony Romano “utilizing advance training in technical applications and analysis of cellular data to develop multiple suspects.” As the investigation continued, the suspects in the case were identified with arrest and search warrants being issued.
“Roberson was arrested during a traffic stop in Neptune, N.J. after his vehicle was identified during the investigation in connection with the robbery. A search of the vehicle revealed a defaced 9mm handgun with an extended magazine, several packages of suspected “crack cocaine,” marijuana and items related to the burglary.
“Roberson was taken into custody and charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, possession of controlled dangerous substance and several weapons offenses.”
The 32-year-old Roberson, nicknamed “Baby K”, currently holds a professional mixed martial arts record of 9-6.
After a win over Ryan Spann on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2017, Roberson fought 10 times for the UFC. He would go 4-6 in the promotion before his release in 2022.
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