GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 14, 2017)--Police from Gloucester City, Brooklawn and Bellmawr joined forces on Thursday, April 13 to search for a suspect who allegedly beat a woman and stole her purse.
According to Gloucester City police spokesperson Lt. Steve Burkhardt on Thursday morning. at 6:37 am officers responded to Planet Fitness in the Brooklawn Shopping Center for a reported robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim had reported the robbery in Brooklawn but it had actually occurred on Rt. 130 next to CW Clarke Auto Sales in Gloucester City.
The victim reported that a male had assaulted her by pulling her to the ground by her hair and stole her purse, before fleeing towards the Brooklawn Shopping Center. The victim sustained injuries to her hands and feet during the assault. With the assistance of Brooklawn and Bellmawr Police officers, the suspect was located hiding on the roof of Bellmawr Self Storage on Kings Highway and arrested without incident. Harry F. Laute Jr. (21), a resident of the 700 block of Hunter Street, was charged with Robbery and remanded to Camden County Jail pending a detention hearing.
DSgt. Carl DePoder
Sgt. Bill Eller
Inv. Joe Hopkins
Ptl. John Bryszewski