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Five Arrested in Collingswood Carjacking

The adult suspect, Niequan Johnson, is being held on $225,000 bail for a carjacking at the Heights of Collingswood earlier this month.

An 18-year-old and four juveniles are being held in Camden County detention facilities, accused of a recent carjacking and robberies at the Heights of Collingswood apartment complex.

Collingswood Police Department’s detective bureau arrested Niequan W. Johnson, who gave addresses in both Camden and Chester, PA, in the incidents. The names of the four juveniles are not being released because of their age.

“Detectives were very aggressive in pursuing this investigation and followed a number of leads that led them to (Johnson),” Collingswood Lt. Glenn Prince said. “I give a lot of credit to our detective bureau—they conducted a diligent investigation and because of that hard work, we’ve brought this investigation to a successful conclusion.”

A 64-year-old woman’s car was stolen in the and later recovered in Camden. Additionally, a strong-arm robbery occurred in a Heights of Collingswood parking lot on Dec. 31. Both incidents targeted older adults.

Prince could not immediately comment if any of the juveniles were connected to the .

Johnson was charged with carjacking, conspiracy to commit carjacking, two counts of robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery. He was held on $225,000 full cash bail at the Camden County Correctional Facility.

Three of the four juveniles were charged with carjacking. Another was charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and two counts of possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose.

All four are being held in the Camden County Juvenile Detention Facility pending court appearances.

In the wake of several crimes at the Heights of Collingswood, police have stepped up patrols there and are working with the complex’s management on . Residents who notice any suspicious activity should contact at 856-854-1901 or 911 in an emergency. 

 

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Shirley January 26, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Well done the Collingswood Police Department!
jen January 27, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Great job! It is so satisfying to know that these people have been caught and will no longer pose a threat to our community.
One road town January 27, 2012 at 12:37 AM
GREAT job Colls PD!!!!! Congrats on your hard work in getting these losers!!! And shame on the parents for raising such cowards!!
Cara Boiler January 27, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Go Colls PD!
Katie Rosato January 27, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Fantastic News! I worry when I see a Breaking News Alert from Patch in my inbox. This was a relief.
Collingswoodnative January 27, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Good going. Wonder what the outcome would have been with county police?
Anne Carroll January 27, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Thanks you Collingswood Police. Job well done!
Peeches January 27, 2012 at 08:54 PM
I am so proud of our Collingswood Police. Wondering if any of theJuveniles go to our school system. Just wondering because of the proximity of the school to the Heights. Thanks you so much for all you do for us in keeping us safe.
Ron D. January 28, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Nice job Collingswood Police Dept., great living here. It only takes a few idiots to change a great town into a bad one, keep up the great work and keep Collingswood safe ! !
john q public January 29, 2012 at 08:58 PM
now if we could just get the court system to actually PUNISH them - Due to prison crowding they will receive shorter prison terms, just long enough to go in and learn and improve on their illegal techniques
Porterincollingswood January 29, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Which is why the Governor's call to re-think imprisoning non-violent drug offenders is excellent.
City Gal January 30, 2012 at 11:31 PM
I agree, parents do you know where your children are or know what they are doing? Start holding the parents accountable for these juvenile deliquents or better yet, they maybe criminals themselves!!! Good job Collingswood PD...
Sean Andrew January 31, 2012 at 03:36 AM
The juveniles are from Camden.

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