Arrests Made in Robberies, Attempted Sex Assault: Police

By David Chang
|  Monday, Dec 9, 2013  |  Updated 5:00 PM EDT
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Police in South Jersey want to get a serial robber off the streets after he hit four stores in recent days and tried to sexually assault a worker during one of the hold-ups. NBC10's Denise Nakano says the robber is getting more brazen.

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Police in South Jersey want to get a serial robber off the streets after he hit four stores in recent days and tried to sexually assault a worker during one of the hold-ups. NBC10's Denise Nakano says the robber is getting more brazen.

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Police arrested two men in a series of armed robberies as well as an attempted sexual assault in Camden County.

Raekwon Simmons, 18, of Camden was arrested on Friday and charged in two robberies. Shamar Lee, 23, also of Camden, was arrested on Sunday and charged in four robberies.

Police say Lee and Simmons robbed the Xpress Market on the 2500 block of Woodlynne Avenue back on November 14. The two men are also accused of robbing Del Monte's News Shop on the 2000 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue in Camden back on November 20.

Lee also allegedly robbed the Mucha Luna Grocery store on the 3000 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue in Haddon Township back on November 19.

Credit: Camden County Prosecutor's Office

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Finally, police say Lee robbed Lilly's Market on the 2000 block of Woodlynne Avenue in Woodlynne back on November 24. During that robbery, Lee allegedly locked the front door of the business and ordered the woman working at the register to go into the bathroom. He then allegedly locked the bathroom door, exposed himself to the woman and then tried to force her to give him fellatio. Police say the woman pretended she didn’t understand him and Lee fled the scene.

Lee is charged with robbery, aggravated assault, sexual contact and other related offenses. Simmons is charged with robbery, possession of a weapon and other related offenses.

Both men are being held at the Camden County Jail. Officials say further charges are expected against the two men for as many as seven other robberies of businesses and people.

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