Accused Murderer Charged in Collingswood Carjacking, Gas Station Attack
Collingswood police initially believed Zedrick T. Johnson of Willingboro to have been unconnected with the Collingswood crimes. Johnson was captured Feb. 22 in connection with a murder in his hometown.
Less than a year after he was released from prison, 34-year-old Zedrick T. Johnson could be headed back there soon, and for a long time.
Collingswood Police believe the Willingboro man, who was apprehended in Camden City Feb. 22 on murder and robbery charges, is also the man who stabbed and robbed a Gulf gas station attendant Feb. 15 and carjacked a vehicle on Pacific Avenue on Feb. 21.
They announced formal charges in connection with those incidents Tuesday.
In the Feb. 15 gas station robbery and assault, Collingswood Police charged Johnson with first-degree armed robbery, second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and fourth-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. His bail was set at $211,000 for those counts.
In the Feb. 21 carjacking incident that occurred in the 100 block of Pacific Avenue in Collingswood, Johnson was charged with first-degree carjacking, third-degree terroristic threats, third-degree possession of a weapon and fourth-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. His bail for those charges was set at $161,000.
Reports linking Johnson to those incidents were downplayed initially by investigators, as was his possible connection to the robbery of a Delran gas station on Feb. 21—an incident in which Johnson is no longer sought.
Johnson also is likely to be formally charged by authorities in Camden City for the multiple reported carjackings and attempted carjackings that preceded the Pacific Avenue carjacking, police say.
Collingswood Police Chief Richard Sarlo credited the Camden City Police Department with helping coordinate its investigation.
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