The following information is being released jointly by Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi, Delran Police Chief Alfonso Parente, Jr., Florence Police Chief Alvin Scully and Mount Laurel Police Chief Dennis Cribben.
Three Cinnaminson residents have been charged with the armed robberies of the 7-Eleven convenient store in the 1100 block of Route 73 in Mt. Laurel on Jan. 16, and the Route 130 Food Mart in the 2900 block of Route 130 North in Delran on Jan. 26.
A 28-year old female and a 28-year-old male, both of Kelso Lane in Cinnaminson, and a 26-year-old male of Georgetown Road in Cinnaminson were charged with armed robbery and conspiracy for the Jan. 16 holdup.
The charges filed against the trio for the Jan. 26 holdup include armed robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.
The 28-year-old male had a first appearance today in Burlington County Superior Court before the Honorable Susan L. Claypoole, who set his bail at $350,000. The two males have been lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mt. Holly. The female suspect was placed in the correction work release center in Pemberton Township.
The two male suspects were taken into custody the evening of Feb. 7 by Florence police after a concerned citizen called to report a suspicious vehicle parked in the area of Wallace Avenue and Seventh Street. A search of the vehicle yielded a ski mask, a handgun and a small amount of suspected heroin.
The investigation revealed that the male suspects were preparing to rob a Florence liquor store when they were apprehended.
As a result, the male suspects were charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. The 28-year-old male was additionally charged with certain persons not to have weapons.
Further investigation uncovered the participation of the female suspect in the armed robberies last month.
“Investigators were greatly assisted in this case by an alert citizen who recognized that something was not quite right and took the time to call Florence police,” Bernardi said. “This type of help is extremely valuable to law enforcement and I encourage all members of the public to call their police departments when they suspect illegal activity is occurring.”