Camden County police were asking for the public's help Thursday to find a second man suspected in a robbery that they say may be connected to the kidnapping and murder of a councilman's grandson.
The suspect is wanted in connection to a robbery that happened Monday on the 200 block of Kaighn Avenue, the Camden County Police Department said in a news release. The other robbery suspect, Brandon Beverly, was arrested earlier in the week and later charged with kidnapping and killing 20-year-old Curtis Jenkins III, the grandson of Camden City Council President Curtis Jenkins Sr.
Beverly and a woman allegedly placed a food order to lure Jenkins III to the 2700 block of North Congress Road late Sunday night. As he was making the delivery, police said, a group of men attacked him, forced him into a van and used a stolen cellphone to call Jenkins III's family and demand 10 to 15 pounds of marijuana as a ransom payment.
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Beverly later allegedly shot Jenkins III and left him in the garage of an abandoned home on the 1100 block of Liberty Street in Camden. Police found the victim's body wrapped in a sheet in the garage. A medical examiner determined he died from asphyxia and his death was ruled a homicide.
The cellphone used to call Jenkins III's family was allegedly stolen by Beverly and another man in an armed robbery early Sunday, according to a criminal complaint. The second man was last seen wearing a light gray hoodie, black pants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Camden County Police Department's tip line at 856-757-7042. People can also submit anonymous tips through the StopIt app.