Police are searching for three men who are accused of robbing three Burlington County, New Jersey, 7-Eleven stores over the span of four days.
The first robbery occurred Thursday around 2:30 a.m. at the 7-Eleven on the 1100 block of Cooper Street in Edgewater Park.
They continued on Saturday around 3 a.m. at a 7-Eleven on the 1600 block of Columbus Road in Burlington Township and Sunday around 1 a.m. at the 7-Eleven on 18 Haines Mill Road in Delran, New Jersey.
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The suspects covered their faces during the robberies as they entered the stores together, police said.
“As soon as they come through the door they are pointing firearms directly at the clerk and demanding money,” Burlington Township Police detective Mike Casella said. “They go behind the clerk counter where they remove the cash drawer and cigarettes.”
The three men work quickly. One of the robberies only took 45 seconds, according to investigators.
The robbery on Sunday morning was disrupted when a customer pulled into the parking lot. When they saw the car, the men fired at least two gunshots into the air and fled, police said.
The three men wore the same clothes during the robberies, according to investigators.
Surveillance video shows that one suspect wore an American flag t-shirt with a black hood covering his face, another wore a black hooded Jack Daniels sweatshirt with a black mask over his face, and the third wore a white t-shirt with a red hood over his face.
Police from the three towns have set up patrols at the three convenience stores. They warn that the suspects are dangerous, especially since they are reported to have fired off shots at the last robbery.
“Don’t resist. Don’t fight them. Let them take whatever it is they are trying to take,” Casella said.
If you have any information on the robberies, please call Burlington Township Police.