Law enforcement recently arrested a man accused of robbing a woman near the Brooklawn Shopping Center in Gloucester City, NJ.
According to authorities, the 21-year-old suspect committed the theft offense outside the Brooklawn Shopping Center, in the area of Route 130 in Gloucester City, New Jersey.
The suspect reportedly approached the victim just after 6:30 a.m., grabbed her hair, and flung her to the ground. The suspect then allegedly took the victim’s purse and ran from the area.
The victim used a cell phone to dial 911 and notify local police, which sent cops to the scene. Gloucester City NJ police officers then canvassed the neighborhood and reportedly found the suspect trying to hide on a roof.
The suspect now faces criminal charges for robbery. If he is ultimately convicted on the very serious criminal charges, he faces severe penalties that include a lengthy term of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Hid on Roof After Yanking Woman to Ground, Stealing Purse, Police Say.”