Police said three people were robbed of cash and a cell phone as they stood outside on Chestnut Avenue in the Glendora section of the township at 12:17 a.m. Two subjects approached the trio, flashed a handgun and demanded money.
A short time later, a man sitting in a car on Blue Jay Drive reported three subjects approached him, tapped on the window, showed a gun and demanded money. It was not immediately clear if anything was taken from the man.
It turns out the weapon used in both incidents was a toy gun, police said.
Arrests in both incidents were made later in the evening when police responded to a 9-1-1 call on Lawrence Lane. There, police said, several males matched a description of the alleged perpetrators of the robberies and were arrested.
Damir Fleming, 18, of Brookshire Drive in Gloucester Township, was held at Camden County jail on $100,000 bail for six counts of first-degree robbery, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of weapon, aggravated assault and criminal mischief. Also arrested was Melvin Cave, 30, of the Autumn Ridge Apartments in Blackwood. He was held at the county jail on a $100,000 bail for four counts of first-degree robbery.
Two 16-year-old juveniles were also charged, one with robbery, aggravated assault and related charges and the other with five counts of robbery.
Fleming and one of the juveniles were also charged with an armed robbery on Christmas Eve on Winding Way. The toy gun was allegedly used in that incident, as well, police said.