Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle announced a man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery in Gloucester Township as well as a bank robbery and an attempted bank robbery in Gloucester County.
Anthony Melton, 38, of Deptford, is charged with first-degree robbery for allegedly robbing the Beneficial Bank at 483 Berlin-Cross Keys Road in Gloucester Township on November 7. It is alleged Melton entered the bank at approximately 12:10 p.m., passed a demand note to a teller and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Melton also faces charges in two Gloucester County incidents. He was charged with robbery by Deptford Police in connection with a robbery at a Fulton Bank in Deptford on October 23. Additionally, he was charged with criminal attempted robbery by Monroe Police for allegedly attempting to rob a Bank of America in Monroe about an hour before the Gloucester Township bank robbery.
An investigation by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Gloucester Township Police Department identified Melton as the alleged bank robber.
Melton surrendered on Monday morning to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department and was transported to Gloucester Township Police headquarters. His bail was set at $100,000 in the Gloucester Township case and $75,000 in the Deptford case and $50,000 in the Monroe case.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent unless and until convicted in a court of law.
Released Tuesday, November 17, 2015.