GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (July 31, 2020)--The pictured suspect enters and exits the Royal Farms Store several times starting at approximately 2:30 AM, as it appeared he was waiting for the employees to leave the front of the store. The suspect then proceeds to his dark Nissan where he places a tank top over his head, and enters the store, then again returns to his vehicle’s trunk to retrieve a large sneaker box.
Entering the store with the tank top totally covering the top and back of his head, but not the important parts like his FACE, the suspect then proceeds into a low squat and moves with stealth precision to behind the counter where he loads numerous boxes of cigarettes into his giant shoebox. As the suspect exits from behind the counter, he quickly realizes that a store employee spotted him so he attempts to utilize his cloaking and ninja skills and stays very still hoping he would blend in with the store surroundings.
This was clearly a major fail as the store employee confronts him and questions his actions. After a short discussion, and the suspect trying to convince the employee the box was empty, the suspect returns to his car where he dumps out all the contents except for one box of cigarettes, and RETURNS to the inside of the store! Inside the store the suspect is seen on camera opening what he thought was a completely empty box to show the employees, but sees the one pack of cigarettes which he quickly removes and places into his pocket. He leaves the store prior to police arrival.
Note: The original video is very long, and has been edited for time.
If you can identify the suspect in the video and photos call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip Page: https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/5170177
Gloucester Township Police Department
1261 Chews Landing Rd
Gloucester Township, NJ 08021