Peter Kopic, 38, of Passaic has pled guilty to an Irvington home invasion robbery according to a press release from the Passaic County Prosecutor’s office.
Kopic plead guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary, burglary, robbery, and impersonating a law enforcement officer. In exchange for his plea, four counts of kidnapping have been dismissed.
According to the prosecutor, on Aug. 6, 2011 Kopic and another man went to an Irvington apartment dressed as police officers, saying they were there to execute a search warrant. Once they were in the apartment, they tied up two women in the house with zip ties, put them in a back room and stole thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry from the apartment.
In addition, two children, a five-year-old and an 11-month-old were confined in the bedroom with the women during the home invasion.
Kopic is expected to be sentenced to eight years in state prison. He must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.
Kopic has one prior conviction from 2004 for leaving the scene of an accident.