CAMDEN, N.J., (CBS) — Authorities in Camden County are asking for the public help in identifying a suspect in a robbery and attempted sex assault who targeted a market in Woodlynne.
It happened shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday night at Lilly’s Market on the 2000 block of Woodlynne Avenue.
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Investigators say the man initially asked for a pack of cigarettes and was told the store didn’t carry that brand. He picked up some items from around the store and walked to the checkout counter as if to buy them. Investigators say the man then drew a silver handgun and took money out of the register.
According to investigators, the man then locked the front door of the business and ordered the woman working at the register into the bathroom. Investigators say he locked the bathroom door and exposed himself to her. Investigators say she pretended she didn’t understand him and he fled.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5’4″ to 5’5″, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black jacket and a ski mask.
Investigators say the suspect is believed to be responsible for several other robberies in the area:
- Nov. 11 in Woodlynne, robbery on the street at Woodlynne Avenue and Evergreen Avenue
- Nov. 14 in Woodlynne, Xpress Mart, 2500 block of Woodlynne Avenue
- Nov. 19 in Haddon Township, Mucha Luncha Store, 3000 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue
- Nov. 20 in Camden, Delmonte News, 2900 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue
The robberies all occurred in the same area and the suspect is generally described as dressing like the person in the video, with a white hooded sweatshirt, black jacket and silver handgun.
Investigators say he is accompanied by an accomplice in all the incidents, except the most recent in Woodlynne.
Anyone who can identify the suspect should immediately contact 911 or call Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Paul Audino at (856) 225-8449.
Information may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.