Robert J. Kennedy Jr. Arrested in CVS, Rite Aid Robberies
The Monroe Township man was caught Tuesday after robbing or attempting to rob pharmacies in West Deptford, Williamstown and Glassboro since the end of May.
A Monroe Township man has been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery at the CVS in West Deptford last week, along with robberies at two other Gloucester County pharmacies since the end of May.
Robert J. Kennedy Jr., 28, was arrested by Sgt. Barry Johnson of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office fugitive unit without incident Tuesday at a friend's home in the Narraticon development in Deptford.
Kennedy was charged with robbery in the June 5 incident at the CVS on Mantua Pike in West Deptford, robbery of a CVS on Glassboro-Cross Keys Road in Williamstown on June 11, and robbery and theft at a Rite Aid on Delsea Drive in Glassboro on May 31.
In each case, police said Kennedy, dressed in black and covering his face, approached pharmacy clerks and either said he had a weapon or acted as though he did, and demanded Percocet or Oxycontin pills. In the West Deptford and Williamstown incidents, Kennedy fled before getting anything, but he was able to steal an unspecified amount of pills in the Glassboro robbery, police said.
An investigation by West Deptford police, with aid from Monroe and Glassboro police, along with several anonymous tips, pointed to Kennedy as a suspect in the robberies.
Kennedy is being held in the Gloucester County Jail in default of bail, set at $25,000 for the Glassboro charges, $10,000 on West Deptford's criminal complaint and $5,000 on the Monroe incident.