BELLMAWR NJ-On Saturday, February 16th, at approximately 11:15 p.m. an alert Bellmawr Police patrol officer noticed a white van that fit the description of a vehicle suspected to have been used in commercial burglaries in several towns, including three from Bellmawr. The van was occupied at this time and surveillance was established of the vehicle and its occupants. Further information obtained during this surveillance led to a motor vehicle stop and the subsequent arrest of both occupants of the vehicle. Evidence, including clothes believed to have been worn during the commission of the crimes and other burglary tools from these commercial burglaries was also retrieved from the vehicle.
Further investigation and interrogation of the suspects led to both parties admitting their respective roles in the aforementioned commercial burglaries.
The businesses that were burglarized in Bellmawr were;
02-13-13 Eagle Food Mart 301 E. Browning Rd.
02-14-13 One Stop Shoppe convenience store 980 Creek Rd.
02-14-13 Topo Gigio Pizza 984 Creek Rd.
Once processing was completed on their respective charges, the males were turned over to another Department for their role in a burglary in that jurisdiction and were later remanded to Camden County Jail.
Suspects and charges:
Christopher Weldon 33
800 block of Mercer St.
Gloucester City, NJ
Charged with 3 counts ea. of burglary, theft of moveable property and criminal mischief.
Ronald Rupert 35
400 block of W. Browning Rd.
Charged with 3 counts ea. of conspiracy to commit, burglary, theft of moveable property and criminal mischief.