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Cinnaminson Bank Robbery Suspect Caught

Aquamena Hawthorne is suspected in four local bank robberies, including the July 10 incident in Cinnaminson.

An accused serial bank robber who police suspect of was arrested Friday.

Aquamena Hawthorne, 36, of Willingboro, was arrested in Camden after authorities tracked her down with license plate reader technology.

Hawthorne is suspected in four local bank robberies running from June 26 through this morning. Her alleged hits include:

June 26: Beneficial Bank, Beverly-Rancocas Road, Willingboro at 9 a.m.

June 26: Susquehanna Bank, White Horse Pike, Audubon at 9:45 a.m.

July 10: , Route 130, Cinnaminson at 10 a.m.

July 13: Wells Fargo Bank, Kings Highway, Cherry Hill at 10 a.m.

In each case, Hawthorne allegedly demanded money from the bank tellers and told them she had a gun, though she never showed one.

Authorities identified her license plate after the Audubon and Willingboro robberies, and that license plate was recorded by Camden City Police nearly 40 times in North Camden, officials said.

After the Cherry Hill robbery on Friday, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office investigators drove to North Camden and found Hawthorne. Officials said that at least some of the money she’s suspected of stealing is likely in her car; a search warrant is pending.

So far, Hawthorne is charged only with the Audubon and Cherry Hill bank robberies, but charges are pending in the other two cases and she’s the main suspect, according to a release from Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk, Cherry Hill Police Chief Richard Del Campo, Audubon Police Chief Thomas Tassi, and Willingboro Public Safety Director Police Chief Gregory Rucker.

Hawthorne’s charges include two counts of second-degree robbery, theft and conspiracy. She’s being held on $207,500 bail at the Camden County Jail.

tomas July 16, 2012 at 12:41 AM
I'd still hit it...
trish July 16, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Where in Jail?
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Bull Pitt July 16, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Alexus, free her?? Ok, let's free Sandusky too. It's not their fault. It must be society's fault. Free everyone.
Bowtie July 16, 2012 at 08:05 AM
Alexus, you are obviously bright enough to write the way you did. It is a shame you are forced to try and defend your mother but she did something awful. she is lucky that somebody wasnt killed. I hope she goes to jail for a very long time. I notice that a lot of people make excuses for criminals on patch. There is no excuse for crimes against people.
Alexus July 16, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Yes Bull Pitt whoever you are free my mother you don't have to cry yourself to sleep at night you don't have to wake up knowing your mother isn't there to feed you to motivate you in the morning sometimes I don't even feel like living, I know what my mom did was very wrong I'm not stupid but its just the fact you people whose discriminating or calling her names don't have to got through the pain my sister and I go through we don't have a father and now we don't have a mother! BOWTIE...your right but she didn't have a weapon no one got hurt to see what people like you right about people like her hurts their loved ones...you really need to grow up! I will be by her side 100%.
Ric July 17, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Alexus, ignore the names and personal attacks. They are from cowards in real life but real brave on the internet where they are safely anonymous. I feel for you and your sister. The best thing you two could do is do your best to make your mom proud and give her your loving support. Although she did not have a gun, she told the people at the bank she did. That she did not does not erase the fear the bankers all felt during the robbery.
Bull Pitt July 17, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Alexus, you are right. I do not have to cry myself to sleep because my mother is in jail. But yours made a very serious bad decision. Although she did not have a weapon, no one working there knew that. There are some people who quit their jobs after incidents like that and it affects them the rest of their lives. You can always stand by your mother, as would I, but you must realize she can't just be freed. She must pay for her crime. I wish you and your sister well.
trish July 17, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Why should someone who to robbed a bank be freed?
Alexus July 17, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Trish Im sorry but i wasn't talking to you your ignorant so please ric and bull Pitt I understand you guys really I do thanks I mean I know she should suffer the consequences.
trish July 18, 2012 at 12:36 AM
You weren't talking to me but Im following the story as everyone else.I'm ignorant but I don't put not only other lives in jeapardy nor mine by claiming I have a gun.Im speaking because you said its not her fault.Did she have an accomplice?
Alexus July 18, 2012 at 03:52 AM
ohhhhh, okay like I said...
all and all July 18, 2012 at 07:23 AM
lex lex don't worry about the ignorance your mom will be okay nobody is perfect and only God can judge and have the final say...from your mom ex boyfriend and she always tried her best for you and your sister since I can remember from the chateau apartments
all and all July 18, 2012 at 07:24 AM
you and China will be okay
all and all July 18, 2012 at 07:30 AM
you'll be okay lex lex you and China God will have the final say
Ric July 18, 2012 at 12:14 PM
trish, I do not know why you ask that of Alexus perhaps you worked at that bank. It seems to me if you are that curious about an accomplice you ought to call the police involved and ask them and not Alexus.
all and all July 18, 2012 at 02:03 PM
you'll be okay lex lex
trish July 19, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Oh ok he got away with it.It's a shame.
christen July 19, 2012 at 03:34 AM
alexus idk if u got my comment but dis christen i was saying that i knew u and ya mom almost all my life and i kno she not eveen like that hang in der tho babygirl im here for u and if u need me hmu on my cell
T.Small July 30, 2012 at 06:29 PM
my sister will have to answer to God and the justice system for all that she has done..I love my nieces ,but Yall have struggled because of your moms decisions of being on drugs over 15 yrs..and haveing yall homeless,over n over..this time she will get clean while she does time..and her sorry boyfriend was the getaway driver in 3 of the heist..and Alexus darling stop being in denial..if a stranger steals from someone or a bank,all of us human beings feel that that person should pay..Even though u stated her boyfriend put her up 2 it,she still didnt have 2 listen!!! It is now time for U and your sister 2 get yall life together and lead a positive lifestyle,by working,going 2 school and haveing a great career....like me n the other family members...we all make mistakes..but we also have 2 answer them..n no,sandusky or no one should b free from their crimes,until they have done thier time!! n some people feel that is still not enough!! All we can do is pray for her n hope that she has learned a painful lesson out of this all...
Mrs.Parker August 13, 2012 at 07:59 PM
She was still a great mother and friend
T.Small September 07, 2012 at 03:41 PM
A GOOD MOTHER IS SOMEONE,WHO TAKES CARE THEIR KIDS FROM BIRTH ALL THE WAY TIL THEY GRADUATE FROM HIGHSCHOOL!! WE AS WOMEN WHO ARE MOTHERS ARE NOT PERFECT,BECAUSE NO MAN IS PERFECT!! BUT WE ARE SUPPOSE TO MAKE SURE EVERYDAY THAT THEY GO 2 SCHOOL,THAT THEY HAVE FOOD TO EAT,N CLEAN CLOTHES ON THEIR BACK!! WE ARE SUPPOSE TO PROTECT THEM..WE SHOULD NOT HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF STRANGERS IN AND OUT OF THEIR LIFE!! GOD DOES NOT APPROVE OF THAT!! AND IF WE ARE LAZY N DON'T TEACH OUR KIDS WHATS RIGHT,AND HOW TO MAKE IT IN THE REAL WORLD,THE RIGHT WAY???THEN THE RESULTS OF OUR YOUTH,IS EITHER,POVERTY,DEATH,DRUGS,PROSTITUTION,OR CRIME,OR HOMELESSNESS!!!! WE MUST TAKE CORRECT ACTION FOR OURSELVES AS PARENTS,N RAISE PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS!! IF WE ARE LAZY,OUR KIDS WILL B LAZY!! IF WE ARE GO GETTERS,TRYING TO CLIMB THAT LADDER IN OUR CAREER OR JOB,OUR KIDS WILL SEE PERSEVERANCE N DETERMINATION IN US!!...WE MUST STAY IN TUNE WITH REALITY!! N STOP LIVING IN A FANTASY!! N FOLKSNEED 2 STOP CLAIMING THEY WERE A FRIEND 2 A DRUG ADDICT AND SOMEONE WHO DID NOT PROPERLY TAKE CARE HER KIDS,WHEN SHE COULD CARELESS IF THEY WENT 2 SCHOOL OR NOT!! MY HEART CRIES FROM TIME 2 TIME,WISHING YEARS AGO THAT SHE WOULD HAVE TOOK CARE HER KIDS..SO MANY OF US,HELPED HER,N HELPED HER,THEN SHE EXPECTED FOLKS 2 CONTINUE 2 HELP HER..WHEN U ARE GROWN,YOU NEED 2 KNOW HOW TO B INDEPENDANT!! ITS OK 2 GET HELP,SOMETIMES.BUT DONT DEPEND ON OTHERS 2 HELP FOREVER! WE ALL WILL REAP WHAT WE SOW! SOW GOOD SEEDS, N GOOD COMES BACK 2 US!
Mary Gillette November 30, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Brooklyn Baby I was friends with her and I still am even though I had not spoke her for a while befor this happened and I don't ever remember seeing you TSmall and I know she never asked you or your mother for a thing during that 3 year period. And how dear you say you cant be friends with someone that has an issue with substance abuse you seem to preach a lot about god what about by the grace of god there go I miss smalls you speak with so much venom and anger in your tone it makes me question your true motives in putting your sister on blast why don't you talk a little about the things that happened to her as a child at the hands of your mother who was a drug addict like you like to call your sister it's sounds really mean nasty and ugly doesn't it so yeah why don't you talk about the things she suffered as a child that made her who she was and under the circumstances I think she did the best she knew how with what she was taught hell she could have gave them away like yo momma did with her so don't be so quick to throw stones mizz Smalls we used to talk for hours about her childhood and I hope she uses this time to finally write that book I was encouraging to write about what happened to her and we will see who has the last laugh and the way her girls love there mother she must have done something rite
T.Small November 30, 2012 at 04:12 AM
MARY GILLETTE U KNOW NOTHIN ABOUT ME BABE..FIRST OF ALL ME,AQUAMENA AND OUR BABY SISTER WERE BROUGHT UP N THE SAME HOUSE HOLD,BY A MOTHER WHO WAS ON N OFF DRUGS..THATS WHY MY MOTHER AND HER GET ALONG SO WELL..SECOND OF ALL WHATEVER 3 YEAR PERIOD U TALKIN ABOUT..U HIGHLY MISTAKEN..I TOOK CARE HER FATHER TIL HE DIED,N WHEN HE WAS N MY CARE,I BRUNG HIM BACK N FORTH 2 JERSEY TO SEE HIS OTHER DAUGHTERS,WHILE THEY ALSO SAW THEIR NEPHEW N COUSINS..JUST BECAUSE I DIDNT MEET U,DOESNT MEAN I NEEDED 2 MEET U..THE PEOPLE I MET N HER LIFE ALSO MET MY FAMILY MEMBERS,N THAT WAS VERY FEW FOLKS..3RD BABY,I NEVER STATED I COULD NOT B FRIENDS WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS A SUBSTANCE PROBLEM..U ARE TURNING MY WORDS OF WISDOM ALL AROUND..GET A CLUE...N RE READ WHAT I STATED,N DONT TAKE IT OUT OF CONTENT...I BASICALLY SAID HOW CAN ANYBODY CALL THEMSELVES A FRIEND 2 MY SISTER N CONDONED HER DOING THE DRUGS SHE DID,WHILE SHE SACRIFICED FEEDING HER KIDS..SOLD FOODSTAMPS N AT TIMES,DIDNT COME HOME FOR DAYS OR WEEKS..WHERE HER CHILDREN WOULD LOOK FOR HER..U ONLY KNOW ONE SIDE OF HER BABY..N I KNOW ALL SIDES OF HER..YOUR NOT FAMILY..N EVEN THOUGH ALOT OF US FAMILY TRIED TO HELP HER STAY CLEAN SO MANY TIMES,SHE IS AN ADULT N DIDNT WANT 2 LISTEN 2 ANYBODY TELL HER WHATS RIGHT!!
T.Small November 30, 2012 at 04:32 AM
YES THE GRACE OF GOD HAS SAVED HER LIFE,THATS WHY SHE IS STILL ALIVE!! THOSE OF US WHO KNOW THERE IS A GOD,KNOWS HOW GOD WORKS...N BECAUSE MY SISTER WOULD NOT LEAVE THAT SORRY MAN ALONE THAT WOULD BEAT HER N DO DRUGS WITH HER,GOD KNEW THRU THEIR ACTIONS,THAT HE WOULD SEPERATE THEM FOR GOOD,THRU INCARCERATION!!..HE WILL NEVER B ABLE 2 TOUCH MY SISTER AGAIN!!..IM FAR FROM MEAN AND NASTY..NOT ONLY AM I THE OLDEST,BUT I TRIED SO MUCH 2 HELP HER,N HER JELOUSY STOOD IN THE WAY OF NOT WANTING HELP..SO SHE LET HER KIDS SUFFER,INSTEAD OF HAVEING A BETTER UPBRINGING BY SOMEONE WHO WANTED TO OFFER THEM A BETTER LIFE..BUT SHE DIDNT WANT 2 GIVE HER KIDS UP,SO SHE CAN KEEP GETTING FOOD STAMPS N BENEFITS FROM THE STATE..IM NOT PUTTING HER ON BLAST,SHE PUT HERSELF ON BLAST WHEN SHE ENDED UP ON THE NEWS SEVERAL TIMES FOR ROBBING 4 BANKS!!!..IM SICK OF U SORRY FOLKS CONDONING CRIME!!..THAT IS WHY OUR COUNTRY IS SO SCREWED UP AS IT IS..BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE THINK ITS OK 2 DO WRONG!!..BUT ANY OF US THAT DO WRONG,IT WILL COME BACK ON US TEN FOLD!!..LEARN FROM OTHER PEOPLE'S MISTAKES N THANK GOD ITS NOT U.. U THINK SHE DID THE BEST SHE COULD WITH WHAT SHE WAS TAUGHT??? WELL HOW IS IT IM STILL MAKIN IT!! BLESSED N HIGHLY FAVORED OVER N OVER AGAIN???BECAUSE NOT ONLY DID I TURN MY LIFE AROUND N WORK HARD BUT ALL 3 OF US WERE RAISED N THE SAME HOUSEHOLD.HER KIDS WILL ALWAYS LOVE HER,EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE DRAGGED THRU HARDSHIP WITH HER! N MY SISTER AQUAMENA HAD A WONDERFUL CHILDHOOD.
T.Small November 30, 2012 at 04:43 AM
NO ONE SHOULD B LAUGHING WHEN SOME ONE COMMITS A CRIME N LEAVE THEIR CHILDREN BEHIND,IT IS A SAD STORY..BUT HER CHILDHOOD WAS WAY BETTER THAN MINE,N ALL 3 OF US WERE RAISED N THE SAME HOUSEHOLD...SHE ALWAYS TOLD ALOT OF LIES,N I CANT IMAGINE WHAT TRUTH U HAVE BEEN TOLD WITH LIES..SHE WAS NEVER GIVIN UP!!..THATS MY STORY!! THE BOTTOM LINE IS,ALL 3 OF US WERE RAISED IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD,N I ENDURED THE WORST..BUT I MADE IT!! N I WILL ALWAYS B DETERMINED 2 B A GOOD MOTHER,AND WORK N TRY 2 CONTINUE 2 ENJOY LIFE..WE MAKE OUR OWN DESTINY!! N U WILL NEVER KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR FRIEND..BUT PRAY FOR HER THAT HER MIND WILL B RENEWED AND WITH THE RIGHT SPIRIT! I THANK GOD SHE DIDNT END UP DEAD,GOD'S MERCY WAS UPON HER..N AS MUCH AS MY FAMILY IS N SHOCK ABOUT HER ARREST FOR THE CRIME..THIS TRUELY HURTS!!..AGAIN I COMMENTED LIKE THE REST OF THESE FOLKS,N WE PUT OURSELVES ON BLAST,WHEN WE DO WRONG!! NONE OF US ARE PERFECT,BUT ALOT OF US,IS NOT GONNA ROB NO BANK,OR KILL SOMEONE, WE VALUE OUR FREEDOM 2 MUCH,N WE LOVE OUR CHILDREN 2 MUCH 2 B AWAY FROM!!! ALOT OF US MADE MISTAKES IN THE PAST OF SOMETHING..N WE ARE CONTINUEING 2 TRY 2 LIVE RIGHT! EVERY WEEK IM PRAYING FOR MY SIBLINGS INCARCERATED...N I WANT ALL OF U GUYS 2 PRAY 2..IM SO SORRY THAT THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY HAD 2 SEE THIS ON THE NEWS OF OUR FAMILY MEMBER..I HOPE N PRAY HER EX BOYFRIEND ALSO REAPS WHAT HE HAS DONE IN HIS ROLE AS THE GETTAWAY DRIVER N COERCING HER..MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON ALL OF US!!
Mary Gillette November 30, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Your right Miss Smalls I know nothing about you now I never said she should laugh about any wrong choices she has made her having the last laugh will be having healthily substance abuse free Amena will be her having the last laugh on the likes of people like you and I ONLY! Say that because from the very fist post you made the way you talk about your SISTER! Is a little extra it just seems so extra mean I never why put out so much personal info like that about the drugs and the girls we all know what she's being accused of why hang out all your families dirty laundry like that some of these people don't even know her I'm not saying condone what she has done BUT! Don't join in the people gloating about what she's going through. I don't plan to go tit for tat with you have your feelings on the matter as do I . I just wish you would stop all that bashing your only making yourself look like the uber jealous half sister that's glad she's down so now you can join in with the kicking. You talk about all the help you offered her well now since she probably at a super low point in her life why don't you offer her some words of encouragement in stead of dragging up all the poor choices she made and let her know today is a new day and she can do the right thing and it's never to late and I will say to you again your SISTER! Aquamena Chunglee Hawthorne will always be one of my dearest friends Mizz Smalls
Fresh Air November 30, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Someone call Jerry Springer, I thinks we gots ourselves a new episode.
T.Small November 30, 2012 at 04:49 PM
AGAIN YOUR OPINION IS YOUR OPINION..I HAVE NEVER CONDONED ANYBODY'S WRONG DOING,NOT EVEN MY OWN..WE ALL SIN AND WE ALL HAVE TO PAY CONSEQUENCES..PEOPLE HAVE CALLED ME ABOUT SOME OF YALL'S POSTING ABOUT HOW YALL REALLY BELIEVED THE LIES SHE TOLD YALL..OFCOURSE FRIENDS BELIEVE FRIENDS..AT THE END OF THE DAY U BELIEVE WHAT U WANT,AND THOSE OF US WHO KNOW THE FACTS WILL JUST KNOW THAT GOD IS STILL A FORGIVING GOD..AS THE THREE OF US HAVE THE SAME MOTHER,I WAS NEVER JEALOUS OF ANYONE..IM THE ONE THEY WERE ALWAYS JELOUS OF,BECAUSE I WAS ALWAYS A GO GETTER,ACCOMPLISHING ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER..EVERY MAN AND WOMAN CHOOSES THEIR OWN PATH IN LIFE..SOME PEOPLE CHOOSE DEATH..SOME OF US CHOOSE 2 LIVE..YES EACH DAY IS A NEW DAY,N SO MANY OF US KEPT TELLING HER THAT!! N YES ANYBODY CAN CHANGE THEIR LIFE AROUND!!! >>GOD HAS A WAY OF BRINGING US ALL BACK 2 HIM..ONE WAY OR ANOTHER,EVERYONE WILL BOW DOWN ON THEIR KNEES N REPENT OF THEIR SINS ON EARTH..N SO MANY OF US ALREADY HAVE...LIKE SOME FOLKS STATED IN THIS ARTICLE POST,ITS A BLESSING NO OFFICER SHOT AT HER..SHE IS LUCKY 2 B ALIVE,N THAT OUR FAMILY IS THANKFUL FOR.. I AM GREATFUL THAT SHE HAS A FRIEND LIKE U TO WRITE HER N ENCOURAGE HER..GOD BLESS US ALL N OUR FAMILIES TO TRY 2 B OBEDIANT TO GOD..GOD FORGIVES US WHEN WE DO WRONG EVEN IF WE CANNOT TURN BACK THE CLOCK..GOD HAS A WAY OF SITTING US ALL DOWN,ONE WAY OR ANOTHER..SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO SLOW OUR LIFE DOWN N REMEMBER THAT OUR ACTIONS WILL IMPACT REACTIONS. MARY HAPPY HOLIDAYS..
life time resident November 30, 2012 at 06:29 PM
What is "sophomoric" is the way the article is written. "An accused serial bank robber who police suspect of hitting up Cinnaminson’s Susquehanna Bank was arrested Friday"...sounds like Aquamena wrote it herself!

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