HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police announced on Thursday the arrest of two individuals in connection with the robbery of a liquor store that officers came upon while in action.
At just before 8:00 pm on Wednesday night, Hamilton Police Officers were in the area of South Olden venue and Cedar Lane when they observed a male wearing a dark hooded-shirt pulled over his head and gloves exit a vehicle behind Old Cedar Liquor Store located at 1056 South Olden Avenue.
The male allegedly entered through the front of the store while pulling out what appeared to be a long gun. As officers responded and approached the store, the male was seen exiting, leading to a brief foot chase. The male is said to have dropped the weapon, later determined to be a pellet gun, and was apprehended a short distance from the store with a cell phone and $573 in cash allegedly taken from it.
The male suspect, identified as Jenell Carson, Hamilton, was charged with robbery; possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose; unlawful possession of a weapon; resisting arrest by flight; and possession of marijuana.
Officers also located a woman waiting in the vehicle that the man had exited from. She has been identified as Eiana Harris-Harvey, Trenton, and has been charged with robbery, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose; unlawful possession of weapon; and possession of marijuana.
Anyone with details about the incident is asked to contact Detective Robert Whartenby of the Hamilton Police Division Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 581-4032. Information also can be left on the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.
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