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Cinnaminson Man Stabbed During Drug Deal, Police Say

The accused, a minor, also stole the victim's money and cell phone.

A 20-year-old Cinnaminson man was stabbed in the chest after a drug deal gone awry Sunday night at Cinnaminson Harbour, said.

Derek Thomas, of Middlesex Drive, met with a local teenager in the playground area of the Harbour shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday, police said, for an apparent controlled dangerous substance transaction. 

The suspect then stabbed Thomas, took the drugs and Thomas' money, wallet and cell phone and fled the scene.

Police arrived when they received a call that a suspicious person was knocking on doors asking for help.  

Police identified the suspect as a 17-year-old male from the area. Officers executed a search warrant at a nearby residence and arrested him.

At the scene, police found items of evidence. The teenager was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and theft.

The accused was sent to a juvenile detention center. No other information is being released because he is a minor. Thomas' condition is unknown at this time.

This is the second stabbing to take place in Cinnaminson in the last five days. On June 27, a for stabbing a Pennsauken woman outside the Cinnaminson Wawa parking lot.

JustALocalGuy July 11, 2012 at 06:48 PM
The bigotry displayed here is truly amazing.
JustALocalGuy July 11, 2012 at 06:50 PM
It's cute that you think low-income means "low-life morals". You are a despicable bigot. Enjoy living with that hate in your heart. Maybe you'll wake up one day.
JustALocalGuy July 11, 2012 at 06:52 PM
What, exactly, would a new "policy" at the Harbor accomplish? If the parties in question were willing to violate NJ criminal statutes at the felony level, what makes you think a policy (that would at worst result in a trespassing charge) would make any bit of difference in their behavior? This is the kind of knee-jerk policymaking idea that ends up causing unintended consequences and really just places worthless restrictions on the liberty of ordinary law-abiding people.
JustALocalGuy July 11, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Exactly. Get involved in your community if you care about it. Put together a neighborhood watch if you're worried about crime in your neighborhood. Complaining about it, threatening to move and expecting the police to fix everything is just silly. You want lower taxes, AND you want more police? It doesn't work that way.
Frank June 12, 2014 at 02:42 PM
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