Burlington Township police officers recently apprehended a man accused of committing an armed robbery at a local 7-Eleven convenience store.
The violent theft crime went down during the early morning hours at the 7-Eleven located on Columbus Road in Burlington Township, New Jersey. The suspect reportedly walked into the store at 4:26 a.m. and approached the store clerk. The suspect allegedly held a large knife in full view of the clerk and demanded that the worker hand over cash from the register.
After getting an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect reportedly ran out of the store and fled the area on foot. Meanwhile, the victim dialed 911 and notified the Burlington Township Police Department. By the time police officers got to the scene of the theft, the suspect was long gone. Burlington Township cops and a K-9 Unit with the Burlington City Police Department searched the surrounding area, but they could not locate the robbery suspect.
Police subsequently released a detailed description of the suspect and were later able to act on anonymous tips to locate and apprehend the suspect.
The suspect is a 39-year-old man who lives in Willingboro, New Jersey. He has been charged with numerous crimes, including armed robbery and terroristic threats, as well as weapons offenses such as unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Burlington County Jail. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a $75K bail amount.
Thankfully, there were no customers inside the store at the time of the robbery and no one sustained any injuries.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article, “Police Make Arrest in 7-Eleven Armed Robbery.”
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