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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.
Police are on the hunt for an armed serial robber who they say targeted several Camden County businesses and tried to sexually assault his most recent robbery victim.
On Sunday shortly before 7 p.m., police say the suspect walked into Lilly’s Market on the 2000 block of Woodlynne Avenue in Woodlynne.
Police say he asked for a pack of cigarettes and was told that the store didn’t carry the brand that he asked for. He then picked up items from around the store and walked to the checkout counter as If he was going to buy them, according to investigators.
He then allegedly took out a silver handgun and demanded money from the register.
Police say the suspect 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 he fled the scene.
Credit: Camden County Prosecutor's Office
Police say the same man is responsible for four other robberies in Camden County.
On November 20, police say he robbed Delmonte News on the 2900 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue in Camden.
On November 19, he allegedly robbed the Mucha Luncha Store on the 3000 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue in Haddon Township.
On November 14, he allegedly robbed the Xpress Mart on the 2500 block of Woodlynne Avenue in Woodlynne.
Finally, on November 11, he allegedly robbed someone on the street at Woodlynne and Evergreen Avenues in Woodlynne.
The suspect is described as a dark skinned male standing between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-5. Police say he was wearing a gray or white hooded sweatshirt, black jacket and a ski mask.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-225-8449.