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Gunmen Try to Rob Cinnaminson Gas Station During Storm: Police

Cinnaminson Police are seeking the public's help in tracking down two suspects.

Cinnaminson Police say two men armed with handguns tried to rob the Shell gas station during Tuesday's snowstorm.
Cinnaminson Police say two men armed with handguns tried to rob the Shell gas station during Tuesday's snowstorm.

A pair of gunmen tried to rob the Shell station on Route 130 in the midst of Tuesday’s snowstorm, Cinnaminson Police said.

According to police, the attendant was inside the locked station office, across from the Acme shopping center, when two men approached and tried to open the door. One of the men asked the attendant to open the door and he refused. Both suspects then drew black handguns and the attendant called 911.

The suspects fled on foot toward Willow Drive. Police said no one was harmed and no money was stolen.

The gunmen are described as two black males, approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches, wearing all black, with full beards.

Anyone with information is urged to call Cinnaminson Police at 856-829-6667, ext. 2041, or submit a tip anonymously using the We Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

Tuesday’s attempted robbery at the Shell station is the latest in a series of robberies at area gas stations. Earlier this month, three young men, including a Moorestown teen, were arrested for holding up an attendant at gunpoint at a Shell station in Maple Shade.

Last week, two men armed with handguns robbed an attendant at a Sunoco station in Maple Shade. Police are also investigating an attempted armed robbery at a Gulf gas station in Collingswood that occurred in November.

In perhaps the most violent of these incidents, a Woodbury man was killed in a robbery-homicide at a Route 45 gas station in August.

John January 23, 2014 at 08:16 PM
Lets not bury your head in the sand either ok, we have crime all over the place but we still have police watching construction zones....And its not just local it state police too so enjoy it
Dan Reynolds January 23, 2014 at 09:01 PM
Not sticking my head in the sand. But when people act like this some sudden siege I have to question it. As for police in construction zones, I often wonder about that myself. The manpower/time wasted/vehicle wear and tear/gasoline burned as a police vehicle idles all day long with its lights and A/C on... Does it prevent accidents? Is it really needed to control traffic flow?
JustALocalGuy January 23, 2014 at 09:11 PM
Even if the police in construction zones are being paid for by the construction company, they are unavailable for their usual duties during that time. So in this way, it represents an "opportunity cost".
agent itchy January 24, 2014 at 06:56 AM
before i stand before the community to publicly state that JustALocalGuy was correct, he stated, "Remember that the job of police isn't "crime prevention" or even to protect you from criminals. Their primary job is crime investigation". maybe i'm missing something, but it appears that crime prevention is, in fact, a job of police officers. here's what i found on another NJ police web site, "Of course, we in law enforcement bear the primary responsibility for crime prevention and interdiction, but our community can do its part as well". i really wasn't looking for a debate. just don't tell me cops aren't about crime prevention.
Lori B Wood January 24, 2014 at 09:59 AM
Dan, I agree with you. Many companies use their own flagmen. Why can't all of them? It will free up the monotonous job from our officers.

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