Haddon Heights Man Wanted in Bank Robbery Case OD’d on Heroin, Prosecutors Say


The body of 36-year-old Michael C. Decarlo was discovered in Camden City on Saturday. Authorities say he was wanted in connection with the robbery of a TD Bank in Bellmawr.

By Matt Skoufalos

A Haddon Heights resident police say was wanted in connection with the August 14 robbery of a TD Bank in Bellmawr was found less than a day later in Camden City, dead of an apparent heroin overdose.

The body of Michael Decarlo, 36, was discovered beneath the I-676 overpass at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, with “numerous empty heroin bags…on his person,” according to a statement from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO).

A medical examiner’s report concluded that Decarlo “died from the adverse effects of drugs,” the CCPO said.

The bank robbery reportedly happened just before 1:30 on Friday, August 14, during which a suspect described as “a bald white man with a beard, approximately 5-foot-5 in height” allegedly passed a note to the teller, received an undisclosed amount of cash, and fled the scene on foot.

Police believe Dicarlo was that man. No one was injured in the robbery and no weapon was ever produced.

Heroin abuse continues to be a major concern in the county, with a task force created to attack the epidemic that has claimed lives and made the overdose “reversal” drug narcan a common part of the first responder’s toolkit.

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