Orange man sentenced to 21 years in prison for robbing 14 hotels

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man was sentenced Dec. 18 to 21 years in prison for robbing 14 hotels in New Jersey and New York, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a press release.

Tremone Burnett, 46, of Orange, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court on Sept. 12 to two counts of an indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and threaten physical violence, and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, from April 24, 2014, through June 19, 2014, Burnett robbed 12 New Jersey hotels and two New York hotels at gunpoint. The New Jersey hotels were located in Carteret, Lebanon, Newark, Rockaway, Secaucus, Avenel, Parsippany, Paramus, Weehawken, and Edison; the New York hotels were located in Airmont and Nanuet. In each robbery, Burnett wielded a handgun and, in some instances, tied the victim’s hands and feet. During one of the robberies, Burnett discharged his firearm.

In addition to the prison term, Hayden sentenced Burnett to five years of supervised release.