Three individuals have been arrested and charged in connection to a Gloucester Township bank robbery that occurred yesterday, November 21, 2017.
Camden residents, Cas Miller, 24, Emanuel Almodovar, 32, and Cecelia Lopez, 46, were arrested by Camden County Police on Ferry Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets after leading Gloucester Township Police on a high-speed chase on North Route 42.
Gloucester Township Police were dispatched to the TD Bank located on the 600 block of College Drive in Blackwood, New Jersey at approximately 9:47 a.m. in response to a bank robbery in progress.
One of the male suspects handed a demand note to a teller, and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, which was later recovered in full.
Gloucester Township Police Officers located Cecelia Lopez’s vehicle traveling on Blackwood Clementon Road. Units attempted to stop the vehicle, but when officers approached, she fled onto the highway at a high rate of speed until it entered the Interstate and exited into Camden, where Camden County Police Officers were able to arrest the three individuals.
According to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle, Miller, Almondovar and Lopez, were each charged with second degree Robbery, second degree Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, third degree Theft and fourth degree Resisting Arrest. Lopez was also charged with second degree Eluding.
All three were remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a pretrial detention hearing. Under recent Criminal Justice Reform rules, the court may order they be detained or released with conditions.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Released Wednesday, November 22, 2017