The following is a press release from the Cherry Hill Police Department Investigative Division:
On Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Cherry Hill Police Officers responded to the 300 Building at the Plaza Grande Apartments for the report of a robbery and attempted kidnapping.
The victim reported she had just returned home and was entering the lobby of her building from the parking garage when the male suspect approached her. The male suspect struck up a conversation with the victim and followed her onto the elevator. Once inside the elevator, the male suspect displayed a handgun and robbed the victim of her bags. The male suspect then forced the victim out of the elevator, through the lobby and back outside into the parking garage.
The male suspect pushed the victim towards a dark colored sedan parked to the rear lot just outside the garage. As they approached the dark colored sedan, the male suspect popped the trunk and threatened to shoot the victim if she did not get inside the trunk. When the victim resisted the male suspect struck the victim in the face with the handgun.
The female victim then broke free from the male suspect’s grasp and escaped back inside the lobby. The male was last seen fleeing in the dark colored sedan onto Garden Park Drive. The male suspect was described as an African-American male, 35 to 45 years of age, approximately 5’10”, with a thin build and wavy black and gray hair.
The victim sustained minor abrasions and did not seek medical treatment.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to call the Cherry Hill Police Department at (856) 488-7828. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or clicking on https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/7196358. Information can also be sent by texting TIP CHERRYHILLPD followed by your message to 888777.