Keith Williams, the 18 year old Monmouth University freshman football player arrested for the armed robbery that occurred on the West Long Branch campus last night, was wielding an imitation handgun that resembles a black semiautomatic handgun, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.
At approximately 9:17 p.m., on Tuesday November 1, 2016, Williams approached 2 female Monmouth University students who were walking on campus.
Wearing dark clothing and a mask, Williams demanded that the girls turn over their cellular telephones. The girls attempted to walk away and the individual produced what appeared to be a handgun and pointed it in their direction. The females then began to sprint in the opposite direction of the armed individual, who ultimately also fled the area without the cellphones or any other property.
Williams has been charged with first degree Armed Robbery. He is custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $100,000 bail, with no 10% option, as set by Superior Court Judge Richard W. English. Should Williams make bail he must not have contact with the victims or return to the scene of the crime.