Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Police Chiefs from Delanco, Pennsauken, Maple Shade, Mount Laurel and Hainesport are seeking the public’s help in identifying men responsible for a string of convenience store holdups in Camden and Burlington counties.
One of these robberies led to a store clerk being shot and severely injured, and 7-Eleven is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the shooting. The terms of the reward issued by 7-Eleven are listed below.*
In addition, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is offering $2,500 for information, bringing the reward total to $7,500.
Detectives believe a group of men are responsible for at least eight armed robberies in South Jersey from December 10 to this week. Some of the robberies were committed by one man, others by as many as three men. All the incidents are robberies committed with a gun.
The suspects are described as black and white or Hispanic. In a January 10 robbery at a 7-Eleven on Westfield Avenue in Pennsauken, a clerk working at the business was shot. In that case, the 28-year-old store clerk reached for an emergency alarm button and was shot repeatedly. He was struck multiple times and is still in critical condition at Cooper Hospital.
Investigators believe the eight incidents are connected due to similar types of clothing worn by the perpetrators in all the incidents. The robbers wear masks and hoods in all the incidents, making identification difficult.
The robberies investigators believe may have been committed by the same group of people are as follows:
12/10/13, 3:18 a.m.
801 Burlington Ave., Delanco
2 male suspects, possibly Black
1/10/14, 12:43 a.m.
6001 Westfield Ave., Pennsauken
3 male suspects, possibly Hispanic
1/14/14, 10:30 p.m.
3071 Rt. 73 South, Maple Shade
2 male suspects, White or Hispanic
1/16/14, 1:20 a.m.
1155 N. Rt. 73, Mt. Laurel
1/16/14, 1:32 a.m.
3163 Marne Hwy., Mt. Laurel
1 White male
1/19/14, 10:06 p.m.
2403 Marne Hwy., Hainesport
1 Black male, 1 White male
1/21/14, 5:17 p.m.
Rt. 73 South, Maple Shade
1/21/14, 7:33 p.m. (attempt)
Rt. 130 N and Willow Dr., Cinnaminson
2 Black males
Anyone with information that could identify the people responsible is asked to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Vincent McCalla at (856) 225-8569 or Pennsauken Police Detective Brian Polaski at (856) 488-0080.
* 7-Eleven, Inc. of Dallas, Texas, is offering $5,000 total in reward money to the person or persons who furnish information resulting in the apprehension, arrest and indictment of the person or persons associated with injuring of a 7-Eleven sales associate shot on January 10, 2014, at the 7-Eleven store at 6001 Westfield Ave. in Pennsauken.
To qualify for the reward, persons with information should contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Vincent McCalla at (856) 225-8569 or Pennsauken Police Detective Brian Polaski at (856) 488-0080. They may also submit a written claim for the reward no later than 30 days after indictment to the Asset Protection Dept. at 7-Eleven, Inc., 1722 Routh St., Suite 1000, Dallas TX 75201. The person or persons providing the requested information to the referenced authorities must have had knowledge of this offer at the time the information was provided in order to qualify for the reward.
Any dispute arising from the reward offer, including allocation between claimants of the reward, will be settled by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its rules and procedures, and its decision shall be final and binding on all parties.