Cinnaminson Trio Faces Additional Charges of Armed Robbery in Lumberton

It's the latest in a series of charges for the trio accused of armed robberies to score heroin.

Elizabeth A. Albertson (Photo provided by the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office)
Elizabeth A. Albertson (Photo provided by the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office)
There are more charges for a trio of Cinnaminson residents already charged in a string of robberies.

Elizabeth A. Albertson, 28, Charles Richards, 28, and Bryan Hawthorne, 26, were each charged with one count of armed robbery for holding up the Pac-A-Sac convenience store on Main Street in Lumberton on Feb. 2, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Lumberton Police Chief Anthony DiLoreto announced on Friday.

According to law enforcement officials, Hawthorne and Richards entered the store wearing ski masks around 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 2. One man allegedly held a gun on the store’s two employees while the other went behind the counter and took cash from the register, as well as cartons of cigarettes.

Alberston was allegedly the driver.

All three have been in custody since their initial arrests. Bail for Richards has been set at $450,000, while Albertson’s is $350,000 and Hawthorne’s $325,000. The charges will be referred to a Grand Jury for indictment.

Previously, all three were charged in connection with the robbery of a 7-11 in Mount Laurel on Jan. 16; the robbery of a Food Mart in Delran on Jan. 26; The Wine Nova Store in Stratford on Feb. 2; Pike Liquors in Lindenwold on Feb. 4; Richards Liquors in Gloucester Township on Feb. 4; the January 14 armed robbery of the Sunoco gas station; the January 21 of the Country Farms convenience store; and the Jan. 19 robbery of a Country Farms convenience store in Hainesport.

Hawthorne and Richards were also charged conspiracy to commit armed robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in connection with a plot to rob a liquor store in Florence.

Richards and Albertson were charged in connection with the robbery of The Liquor Mill in Magnolia on Jan 13.

An investigation revealed the defendants used proceeds from the robberies to buy heroin in Camden, officials said.

Hugh J. Hall March 02, 2014 at 08:58 AM
Seriously Jocelyn? You thing these pieces of $hyt deserve proper respect?
jeff March 02, 2014 at 02:03 PM
who smiles for their mugshot????? IDIOTS!!!!
Hugh J. Hall March 02, 2014 at 02:41 PM
That is her license picture, not mugshot
jeff March 04, 2014 at 01:25 PM
hahahaha duh to me:)~


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