Eyewitness Account Leads Police to Strongarm Robbery Suspects


A witness to the incident phoned in the license plate of a car allegedly used by purse-snatchers, leading to the arrest of three Pennsauken men.

By Matt Skoufalos | September 6, 2018

Cherry Hill Police badge. Credit: Cherry Hill Police.

Cherry Hill police are crediting a sharp-eyed witness to a mugging with helping bring in a trio of suspects in connection with the incident.

Around 5:40 p.m. September 4, a woman walking the Marketplace Shopping Center in the 900 block of Haddonfield Road was allegedly approached by two males, “who forcibly stole her purse and fled,” according to a statement from Cherry Hill Police Lt. Kirk Williams.

“As the victim yelled for help, an alert witness observed the males running from the scene and entering a waiting vehicle,” Williams said.

“The witness was able to provide the license plate of this vehicle to responding officers.”

Cherry Hill detectives coordinated with Pennsauken Police, and were able to flag down the vehicle in question at a traffic stop later that day. Within, they allegedly recovered the stolen purse and identified three suspects in the case.

They are Gervone Freeman, 18; Kyleel Stallworth, 19; and Dexter Threadgill, 33, all of Pennsauken. Each was charged with one count of second-degree robbery and one count of third-degree conspiracy to commit robbery.

Freeman, Stallworth, and Threadgill have all been remanded to the Camden County jail pending a preliminary hearing.

“The Cherry Hill Police Department appreciates the cooperation of the public in assisting us,” Williams wrote in the statement.

“[We] would like to remind our community partners that information regarding criminal activity may be shared by calling the police department directly.”

Residents are also welcome to submit tips to police online anonymously or at tips@cherryhillpolice.com.

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