UPDATE: Warrants Issued for Suspects in Oaklyn CVS Robbery
Police say three men activated gift cards and stole cash from the register, knocking over a store manager in the process.
UPDATE: Dec. 24, 2012: Oaklyn police chief Joseph Abbate announced today that three arrest warrants have been issued for suspects wanted in connection with the Dec. 12 robbery of the CVS pharmacy.
According to the announcement, the names of the individuals being sought were withheld pending completion of the investigation. Abbate also credits the assistance of detectives from the Pennsauken Police Department in preparing the warrants, which were issued Dec. 21.
Police say the strong-arm robbery was reportedly initiated by a man who entered the store at 5 p.m. Dec. 12, shielding his face from cameras with a long-sleeved, dark blue CVS employee shirt.
The man then reportedly walked behind the counter, where he activated gift cards and took cash from the register. Store employees approached him; he allegedly knocked one out of the way and left.
The suspect is described as 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 in height, possibly in his late teens or early 20s, and of average build. He was wearing dark pants and a dark, hooded Carhardt jacket.
Police say he was joined in the act by a second suspect, also described as in his late teens to mid-20s, 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11 and wearing an olive green hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.
A third suspect, of whom police have no description, was said to be operating a silver or grey Ford Expedition with New Jersey tags in which the trio fled.
Physical evidence was collected at the scene, and will be sent to the New Jersey State Police forensics laboratory for processing.
Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact the Oaklyn Police Detective Bureau at 856-854-0049, x6028.