Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk, Somerdale Police Chief Anthony Campbell, Collingswood Police Chief Richard Sarlo, Bellmawr Police Chief William Walsh, Cherry Hill Police Chief Rick DelCampo, Runnemede Police Chief Mark Diano and Berlin Township Police Chief Mike DiLorenzo reported three men were arrested and charged with a string of gas station robberies recently.
The arrests came after the most recent robbery at a Speed Gas Station in Somerdale. About 10:40 p.m. police received a report of two armed men robbing the gas station on the first block of N. White Horse Pike. The men took cash but the business owner followed them in his own vehicle into Mount Laurel, where he lost track of the suspect vehicle. The gas station owner was in communication with Camden County police dispatch as he followed the suspect vehicle and provided law enforcement with the vehicle’s license plate. That led police to an apartment on Pertwood Court in Mount Laurel. There, they took into custody the resident and owner of the vehicle, Nakesse Armstrong, M/19, and conducted a search warrant that led to the discovery of clothes, a mask, gloves and a handgun believed to have been used in the robbery. Shortly after police arrested two other Mount Laurel men, Jordan M. Walker, M/20, of the 6900 block of Normandy Drive, and Zahir Camillo, M/713 Country Club Road, Mt. Laurel. Armstrong was arrested Saturday and the other two defendants were arrested Sunday.
Along with the Somerdale robbery, these three men are charged with multiple counts of Robbery, Conspiracy and Weapons Offenses in connection with the following incidents in Camden County:
- Cherry Hill – U.S. Gas, 1390 Route 70. 08/07/2013
- Berlin- Citgo Gas Station, 119 Route 73, 08/29/2013
- Collingswood- Valero Gas Station, 580 Route 130 North, 09/15/2013
- Bellmawr- Shell Gas Station- Route 168, 09/10/2013
- Runnemede- Extra Gas Station, 405 Clements Bridge Road, 08/07/2013
These three defendants are being looked at as possible suspects in similar robberies in neighboring counties, though no other charges are filed at this time.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.