Oaklyn Police Seek Info on Saturday Strong-Arm Robbery

The victim was traveling from Collingswood into Oaklyn Saturday night when he was jumped by three young men.

Oaklyn police are seeking help from the public to track down the perpetrators of a strong-arm robbery that happened Saturday, June 30.

The victim was walking along Hillcrest Avenue from Collingswood into Oaklyn at 11 p.m. when he was approached by three males, aged 19 or 20, one white and two black, according to police.

“He was approached by these folks, didn’t feel threatened, and I guess things didn’t go quite how he expected them to,” said Oaklyn Police Chief Joseph Abbate.

The suspects allegedly assaulted the victim, making off with less than $100 in cash. The victim sustained minor injuries, Abbate said, and his personal electronics were also damaged in the attack.

Physical evidence from the incident has been sent to the New Jersey State Police forensics laboratory for analysis.

Abbate described the attack as “very rare” in a town where the majority of crime issues involve vehicle burglaries and domestic incidents.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to call the Oaklyn police department at 856-854-0049, extensions 6020 or 6028.


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