Police are looking for a man accused of committing a violent robbery on a Camden NJ street.
The robbery reportedly occurred on May 29 at the corner of 24th Street and Carman Street in Camden, New Jersey. The Camden County Police Department got a call about the theft incident around 3 a.m.
When police officers arrived at the scene, they found the female victim and spoke with her. The victim told police that the suspect approached her on the street and told her to give him cash.
At some point during the theft incident, the suspect allegedly struck the victim. He then reportedly ran away.
Camden New Jersey police investigated the assault and managed to obtain video surveillance footage of the suspect.
Now police have released a description of the suspect in the hopes that it might spur the investigation. The suspect is described as a black male with a beard. At the time of the alleged theft, the suspect was wearing dark-colored pants, a white collared shirt, and white Puma sneakers.
If the suspect is eventually identified and arrested, he would probably be subject to significant criminal charges for robbery and aggravated assault. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who commits a theft while inflicting serious bodily injury on the victim can be charged with a first degree felony. A conviction on first degree robbery charges could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
The Camden County Police Department has asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Anyone who has information about the alleged robbery or the suspect should contact investigators at 856-757-7042.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Early-Morning Robbery Suspect Still Sought by Camden County Police.”