Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Voorhees Police Chief Louis Bordi reported a Camden man has been charged in the assault and robbery of an elderly man in Voorhees.
Steven Rashad Miller, 27, is accused of approaching an 83-year-old Voorhees resident near the Robin Hills Apartments on Preston Avenue and punching him in the face around 5 p.m. Thursday. The victim fell to the ground and Miller allegedly went through his pockets and took his wallet.
Miller and another Camden man, 24-year-old Raheem Watts, then allegedly used the victim’s credit card at the Ashland PATCO station to purchase PATCO Freedom cards approximately 15 minutes after the robbery.
The victim was taken to Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford. He was later transferred to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he was listed in stable condition.
Video surveillance from PATCO aided police in identifying Miller and Watts, who was present with Miller during the assault and robbery.
Both were taken into custody without incident Friday afternoon at the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden.
Miller was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful use of a credit card and theft of a credit card. He was remanded to the Camden County Jail on $100,000 bail.
Watts was charged by summons with unlawful use of a credit card. He was released on his own recognizance.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Released Friday, March 27, 2015.