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UPDATE: Man Holds Up Aldi Cashier at Gunpoint, Witness Says

Collingswood's Aldi was reportedly robbed on Friday afternoon. Initial reports of a second gunpoint robbery at Mt. Ephraim and Collings Aves. were incorrect.

Update, July 28, 2:35 p.m.: Police released surveillance video of the suspect on the hopes that someone can identify him.

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A cashier at Collingswood’s Aldi store was reportedly held up at gunpoint Friday afternoon.

A man on the scene several minutes after the 2 p.m. robbery reported the information to Collingswood Patch. Collingswood Police did not immediately return a phone call seeking information.

The Collingswood man, who asked to remain anonymous, was at the store before police arrived and reported the cashier as “obviously very shaken, but unhurt.”

As police from and Camden descended on the store, customers continued to shop. Several detectives and what appeared to be crime scene investigators joined the officers at the scene and collected surveillance camera footage, the witness said.

According to the witness, Aldi often has a uniformed, but unarmed, security guard stationed at the store’s exit. The guard was reportedly on scene, but not yet on duty, at the time of the robbery.

The White House Pike Aldi store sits on the border of Collingswood and Camden, with the Ferry Avenue speedline just a block away.

Meanwhile, Breaking News Network, a service that reports police news, published a report of a gunpoint robbery at 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Collings and Mt. Ephraim avenues in Haddon Township. That site is just one mile from the Aldi store.**

In the incident, the male robber displayed a silver handgun and drove off in a green Jeep toward Fairview Street.

There are no other details available and it’s unclear if the two incidents are related.

**CORRECTION: Collingswood Police corrected the initial Breaking News Network report of a second robbert at the intersection of Collings and Mt. Ephraim Avenues. That report reflects a traffic stop that was made by Camden Police after the Aldi robbery was reported as authorities attempted to corral the suspect in that incident, and not a second robbery.

Mike Tribulas July 28, 2012 at 11:44 AM
I find it amazing that we need security guards at a supermarket.
Katie Rosato July 28, 2012 at 12:04 PM
I really enjoy shopping at Aldi as its easy to get to, quick to get in and out of and has great prices. However, it concerns me that something like this could happen especially at 2 pm. I believe there was a carjacking there a couple of months ago. Will there be any changes in security in light of these incidences?
Mike Tribulas July 28, 2012 at 02:33 PM
I'm far from oblivious, it just makes me sick how American society has changed....it's disgraceful. I feel sorry for my children having to grow up in this mess.
Mike Tribulas July 29, 2012 at 02:21 AM
I agree John.
sheldon July 29, 2012 at 05:08 PM
I'm sick of these criminals, it is time New Jersey change its laws leaving law-abiding citizens at the mercy of criminals. Call your Assembly members and State Senators. http://www.change.org/petitions/new-jersey-right-to-carry Support S69 and A1384
Alison Perry July 30, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Perhaps there's a CASH ONLY policy at that store, but other ALDI stores accept debit and credit cards...
Christine July 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM
7:46 pm on Monday, July 30, 2012 They accept "regular" debit cards too, not just the "food stamp" (EBT) ones. You can even get "cash back" when using your bank debit card. Saves a trip to the ATM. They just don't accept credit cards. I think because they don't want the fraud hassle or to pay the cc fees. But they do seem to have a lot of cash in those drawers.

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