Just before 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Deptford Police officers responded to an armed robbery on the 1000 block of Mantua Pike in which the suspect used a conducted energy device on a victim and fired a handgun toward another victim. After fleeing in one of the victims’ vehicles, the suspect was subsequently tracked to Camden. Officers from the Camden County Police Department, Deptford Police Department, Westville Police Department and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office worked together and, at approximately 11 a.m., located the stolen vehicle parked near the corner of 6th and Berkley streets.
Minutes later, Sgt. Patricia Kelly was in the area of 7th and Vine streets when she observed Wayne John Moruzin, 60, of Westville. Moruzin fit the physical description of the suspect sought in the Deptford incident. Upon observing Moruzin, Sgt. Kelly called for assisting units and Moruzin was then placed under arrest. He was found to be in possession of a loaded Hi-Point Firearms CF380 ACP semi-automatic handgun and five bags of heroin.
Moruzin was charged in Camden with Possession of a Weapon, Possession of Hollow Point Bullets, Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Possession of a CDS and Receiving Stolen Property. The Certain Persons charge was based on a prior Burglary conviction. His bail was set at $150,000 cash or bond for these charges.
Moruzin was remanded to the Salem County correctional facility where his bail is set at $800,000 cash on multiple charges out of Deptford including Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery.