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GTPD: Teens Charged in Erial Armed Robbery

The teens also face charges of conspiracy to commit robbery.

Police have charged two teens, including a juvenile, with robbing a man at gunpoint as he exited his car outside his Erial home Monday night.

Police believe the two teens were preparing for a second armed robbery in as many nights Tuesday shortly before they were apprehended in Erial, Gloucester Township Police Deputy Chief David Harkins said.

Both suspects tossed loaded handguns to the ground as police gave chase, according to Harkins.

The teens—a 17-year-old male, whom police are not identifying due to his juvenile status, and Nasir Allen, 19, of Noble Road, Erial—were arrested after an area resident reported suspicious activity in the area of Dunlin Way and Jarvis Road at around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday.

The tipster's descriptions of the "suspicious persons" matched those of the suspects in Monday's armed robbery on nearby Pine Glen Drive, Harkins said, prompting police to quickly move into the area.

The suspects ran toward Noble Road as officers swarmed the area. Police captured one suspect during a foot chase and found the other hiding in a closet in his home a short time later.

The teens were said to be hiding in bushes shortly before they were arrested Tuesday night, perhaps due to increased police activity in the area following Monday's armed robbery on Pine Glen Drive, according to Harkins.

Allen and the 17-year-old boy have been charged with Monday's armed robbery, during which $18 was stolen from the victim, Harkins said.

They are also charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and obstruction of justice.

Allen was lodged in Camden County Jail on $100,000 bail. The juvenile is being held at Camden County Youth Center.

matt dougherty October 18, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Put them away for long time, maybe twenty years !
Frank Tine October 18, 2012 at 01:26 PM
I was the guy that was held up. Thank you again to the Gloucester Township Police department. They responded quickly and in force. They continued to patrol my neighboorhood the next night, which I believe assisted in catching the bad guys! Thanks again guys, keep up the good work!
mark October 18, 2012 at 10:42 PM
should have ran them over
Megatron13 October 18, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Good job
Michelle Wolfson October 19, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Mr. Tine, Very glad that you were unharmed and that these young men were caught!
Brian October 19, 2012 at 06:12 AM
20 years i think is to harsh im not on the kids side but they do still have a life to live. especially the 17 year old. good job gcpd. im glad you guys were there before anyone got hurt. way to inforce the law.
D. H. October 19, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Good to have these two scum of the streets. But how long will they be off the streets? Commit a crime with a gun, should be life w/o parole. Or if the victim(s) were murdered, then execution. You want crime to slow down or stop, then stop slapping the hands of crime..
Nasira Allen November 19, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Hi Frank my name is nasira, Nasir sister I'm sorry for what happen to you last year and my brother is currently in jail still I still love him but I don't like what he did, my prayers go to you and hope he doesn't happen again

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