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Police Allege Pair Hit Elderly Pedestrian With Getaway Car While Fleeing Mall Shoplifting

Two Trenton residents who allegedly struck a 78-year-old man with their getaway car as they fled with clothing stolen from the Macy's at Quaker Bridge Mall earlier this month are now in custody,

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.

 

 

Sanriobaby January 31, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Wow, so glad to hear the elderly man wasn't killed by these two lowlives and it's a good thing they found them and that they are now behind bars where they belong. To think that this gentleman could have died over these two idiots stealing $150 worth of stuff, I hope the judge throws the book at them!
OldWiseOne February 02, 2013 at 04:18 AM
How come no charges for running into a human being.

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