By Cleve Bryan
CAMDEN, N.J., (CBS) – Authorities hope a new cash reward will help generate leads in the 2011 shooting death of Cramer Hill bodega owner Miguel Almonte.
Police say on the night of December 5, 2011 Almonte was at his Bernard Grocery Store on N. 27th Street in Camden when at least three masked individuals entered demanding money.
The suspects opened fire on four people in the store, injuring three and killing Almonte. Police say the robbers took cash and left the store carrying a shot gun and an assault weapon.
Thursday, the Camden County Police Department and Philadelphia office of the FBI announced contributions of $10,000 each toward a total $21,000 reward.
Members of those departments as well as State Police and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office went door to door in Cramer Hill passing out flyers about the reward.
“We’re hoping with the money that we’re putting out for the reward this might generate some more conversation and some more leads in this case,” says John Hunsinger, lead investigator in the case for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.
Anyone with information is urged to contact FBI Special Agent Jacob Archer at (856) 795-9556, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Investigator John Hunsinger at (856) 365-3239 or Camden Police Detective Bill Frampton at (856) 757-7042. Information may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To provide information anonymously, call the Crime Commission Tipline at (215) 546-TIPS.