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.