Three Mount Laurel men, including Nakesse Armstrong, 19; Jordan M. Walker, 20; and Zahir Camillo have been charged with multiple counts of robbery, conspiracy and weapons offenses in the robberies of gas stations in Collingswood, Cherry Hill, Runnemede, Bellmawr, Berlin and Somerdale, officials said.
The most recent burglary took place at the Speed Gas Station in Somerdale. Two armed men robbed the gas station, but the owner followed them to Mount Laurel in his own vehicle before losing track of the suspects, police said. He was able to provide their license plate number to officers from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, who then tracked the vehicle to an apartment complex on Pertwood Court, police said.
They apprehended Armstrong on Saturday, and after executing a search warrant, discovered clothes, a mask, gloves and a handgun police believe were used in the robbery.
Walker, of Normandy Drive, and Camillo, of Country Club Drive, were arrested the following day, police said.
Other gas stations police suspect the three men of robbing include:
U.S. Gas on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, on Aug. 7;
Citgo Gas Station on Route 73 in Berlin, on Aug. 29;
Valero Gas Station on Route 130 North in Collingswood, on Sept. 15;
Shell Gas Station on Route 168 in Bellmawr, on Sept. 10; and
Extra Gas Station on Clements Bridge Road in Runnemede, on Aug. 7.
They are also suspected of possible gas station robberies in neighboring counties, although additional charges have yet to be filed, police said.
Somerdale Police Chief Anthony Campbell, Collingswood Police Chief
Richard Sarlo, Bellmawr Police Chief William Walsh, Cherry Hill Police
Chief Rick DelCampo, Runnemede Police Chief Mark Diano and Berlin
Township Police Chief Mike DiLorenzo made the announcement alongside Faulk.