A grand jury has indicted three people in connection with an armed robbery that began with the theft of a man’s lunch.
A handgun-toting bandit allegedly approached the manager of a business who was walking into his office on East Centre Street on the morning of Aug. 3, 2017. The gunman threatened the victim, grabbed a bag he was carrying and took off, according to police.
When the gunman realized he had only taken the man’s lunch, he darted back toward the victim, who was running into the business yelling for someone to call 911.
The gunman entered the business and demanded the victim’s other bag this time. The victim complied, turning over items including his wallet and iPad, police said.
Another employee of the business saw the robbery and “was so terrified that she used her hands to break a window and attempted to flee the building,” according to the police report. She suffered cuts to her hands, police said.
The suspect fled with the victim’s belongings in a vehicle driven by a woman.
Winslow police later stopped that vehicle and the motorist, Alicia Allen, 21, of Sicklerville, confessed that she was the getaway driver. She identified Tyriek J. Bullock, 26, of West Berlin, as the gunman. Zaire Aumaitre, 28, of Camden, was identified as the lookout, police said.
The trio allegedly targeted their victim because they knew it was pay day at the business, according to the criminal complaint.
Allen picked up Bullock and Aumaitre in Camden, drove to Woodbury for the robbery, then dropped them off at different locations in Camden County, police said.
All three were indicted last week on first-degree charges of robbery and second-degree conspiracy.
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