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Thief Who Stole Pickups From Used Car Dealerships In Gloucester City Arrested: Admits Guilt

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 22, 2020)--The thief that stole vehicles from C.W. Clarke Auto and Gormley's Auto in Gloucester City has been arrested according to  Agent Alex McVeigh spokesperson for the Camden County Prosecutors Office. Crime news copy


One of the thefts occurred January 2, 2020 after 7PM at CW Clarke's Auto, located on US Route 130 south near the Gloucester City/Brooklawn border and the other was a week or so before at Gormley's Auto, US Route 130 and Klemm Avenue, also in Gloucester City.


There was a Haddon Township gas station robbed at Route 130 and Nicholson Road shortly after the truck was stolen from Clarke's.  Police have not confirmed a connection between the theft and the robbery according to Fox29.


The suspect, Vincent Kerlin was arrested in Brooklawn on January 15, 2020.  Kerlin is scheduled to appear in Camden County Superior Court on Thursday, January 23.  The judge will determine whether Kerlin will be remanded to Camden County Jail pending further court proceedings  or whether he will be released to conditions.


Kerlin was released on his own recognizance as there is no monetary bail in the State of New Jersey as a result of the Criminal Justice Reform Act, which became effective January 1, 2017.  His detention hearing is scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2020. 


He was charged out of Gloucester City with one count of Burglary, one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking, and one count of Criminal Mischief.


According to the Complaint and Probable Cause statement the defendant confessed in a taped statement to stealing the vehicles from C.W. Clarke and Gormley's.

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