A man and woman who allegedly struck an elderly pedestrian with their getaway car as they fled a shoplifting at Quaker Bridge Mall earlier this month are now in custody, Lawrence Township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry confirmed.
According to Ubry, it was about 7:40 p.m. on Jan. 11 when a woman ran out of the Macy’s department store at the mall on Route 1 carrying about $150 worth of stolen clothing and, before pursuing store loss prevention officials could catch up to her, jumped into a vehicle driven by a male accomplice.
As they sped away, their car hit a 78-year-old Hopewell resident walking near the Cheesecake Factory restaurant, he said, noting that elderly man suffered a leg injury and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.
Ubry said an investigation by Officer Marc Poveromo and Detective Robert Potter led to the identification of two suspects in the crime – Latoya D. Snell, 30, of Race Street, Trenton, and Anthony L. Woods, 31, of the 500 block of West State Street, Trenton – and warrants were issued for their arrest.
Snell was taken into custody by members of the U.S. Marshals Service’s New York-New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force on Jan. 18 and charged with robbery and theft, Ubry said.
Woods, meanwhile, was arrested late last week by Bordentown police and charged with robbery, theft, driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to report an accident, he said.