- Associated Press - Sunday, April 19, 2015

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A central New Jersey man has been convicted of robbing a deli and injuring two people in a crash that occurred as he tried to flee from police.

Middlesex County prosecutors say 33-year-old Christopher Desa, of Plainfield, was convicted on several counts, including armed robbery, eluding and aggravated assault. But he was acquitted on two other aggravated assault counts and other charges, including robbery and weapons offenses.

He could receive a life term when he’s sentenced June 8.

Shortly after the October 2012 robbery in Piscataway, authorities traced Desa to a motel in Linden. They say he then fled in a vehicle that crashed into several cars on Routes 1 and 9 before he was captured. Two people in one of those vehicles were injured in the accident.

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