Cherry Hill Police: No tolerance for unruly juvenile behavior at Cherry Hill Mall on Dec. 26

The police department and Cherry Hill Mall management will not be tolerating inappropriate behavior from minors the day after Christmas.

The Cherry Hill Police Department and Cherry Hill Mall management are warning the community of the risks associated with unattended drop-off of minors.

The day after Christmas is one of the busiest shopping days of the season. Over the last few years, malls nationwide have seen an increase in the number of unattended juveniles that are dropped off at retail shopping centers creating disturbances and engaging in criminal behavior.

The Cherry Hill Police Department wants everyone to have a safe shopping experience. Parents and guardians should not be dropping off their children unsupervised at retail shopping centers. Although the Cherry Hill Mall does not enforce a parental escort policy, there is a code of conduct that must be adhered to and anyone acting in an inappropriate manner will be asked to leave.

The police will not tolerate juveniles acting in a disruptive manner. Juveniles not acting responsibly will be escorted from the property and their parents will be called to the police station to pick them up. Those engaging in criminal behavior will be arrested and prosecuted. The Cherry Hill Police Department will have officers patrolling the parking lots and the interior of the mall as well as other retail shopping centers.