Search for armed robbery suspect continues, police say
Police say a suspect that s wanted in connection with a string of convenience store robberies is still at large and authorities are asking for the public s assistance in apprehending him.
Video footage of the suspect, believed to be a male in his 20s, was captured on store surveillance cameras. The robberies all took place in early February at 7-Eleven stores in Camden County, authorities said.
In the first robbery on Feb.
4, the suspect did not display a weapon when he walked into the 7-Eleven on West Browning Road in Bellmawr. He entered the establishment at about 11:54 p.m.
and left with an undisclosed about of cash, according to police.
7, the victim allegedly performed a series of robberies beginning at 12:12 a.m. at a 7-Eleven on West Kings Highway in Mount Ephraim. As with the previous incident, no weapon was displayed, but cash was stolen.
A few hours later, at 5:43 a.m., a man who police believe to be the same suspect, entered the Evesham Road 7-Eleven in Gloucester.
This time, the robber allegedly pulled out a black handgun and demanded cash.
Later that morning, at 11:15 a.m., the suspect robber the 7-Eleven on North White Horse Pike in Magnolia. When he entered the store, the man approached the counter. He pulled out a box cutter knife, then jumped over the counter, police said.
The store clerk escaped without injury and the robber was not able to obtain any cash.
Police say the man in all four incidents was wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt and was partially concealing his face. In two of the robberies, he covered his face with a blue bandana, police said. In addition, in the Magnolia robbery, he was wearing two different shoes, police said.
Anyone with information that might lead to the apprehension of the suspect should contact one of the following agencies: Camden County Prosecutor s Office Detective Michelle Chambers at 856-580-6070, Bellmawr Police Detective Bill Perna at 856-931-2121, Gloucester Township Police Detective Brian Farrell at 856-228-4500, Magnolia Police Sgt.
Joe Pappalardo and Detective John Houston at 856-784-1884 or Mount Ephraim Police Sgt. William Errigo at 856-931-2225.
In addition, anonymous tips can called in to: 856-842-5560 or texted to Gloucester Township Police by texting the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. Online anonymous tips can be sent through the following page: https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/51701772 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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