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Police Investigating Robbery at West Deptford Heritage's

Police have a description of the suspect and are looking for any information related to the incident.

West Deptford police said the Heritage's convenience store on Delaware Street was hit by a strong-arm robber on Sunday night. Credit: Matt Skoufalos.
West Deptford police said the Heritage's convenience store on Delaware Street was hit by a strong-arm robber on Sunday night. Credit: Matt Skoufalos.

West Deptford police are seeking information about a strong-arm robbery that occurred Sunday evening at the Heritage's convenience store in the 700 block of Delaware Street.

Around 9:30 p.m. on January 19, a man approached the counter at the store and allegedly demanded $20 bills from the register. 

The suspect never threatened the clerk nor displayed a weapon, but did "reach into his pocket implying that he had a weapon," according to West Deptford Police Chief Samuel DiSimone.  

The clerk then responded, "Are you serious?", DiSimone said, before handing over an estimated $150 to $180 in ten- and twenty-dollar bills. 

After suspect received the money, he allegedly left the store, running west on Delaware Street. West Deptford K9 units tracked his scent to a few blocks away before the trail went cold, the chief said.

"We believe [the suspect] probably had a car waiting for him," DiSimone said. "The dog was tracking really well."

The alleged robber is described as a thinly built, white male in his late teens or early twenties, about five-feet-eight-inches to five-feet-ten-inches tall. 

He was reportedly dressed entirely in black clothing, police said, including a black hooded sweatshirt, black ski mask, and a black leather Coogi-style jacket, black pants, and black shoes. 

A ski mask covered most of the man's face, but the clerk described him as having greenish eyes, and maybe freckles.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Corporal Richard Henry at 856-853-4599 x162 or rhenry@westdeptfordpd.com.

The same Heritage's location was robbed in August 2012, allegedly by a trio of Woodbury teens using an Airsoft gun. 

West Deptford police were also on hand to bust up a robbery attempt at the National Park Heritage's back in September.

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