Merchantville Teen Charged with Theft, Sexual Assault in Cherry Hill Mall Robbery


Adris R. Parker, 19, is in police custody awaiting a preliminary hearing after allegedly forcing a 52-year-old woman into a car, groping her, and demanding cash.

By Matt Skoufalos | May 7, 2018

Cherry Hill Police badge. Credit: Cherry Hill Police.

Cherry Hill police have arrested a Merchantville man who allegedly assaulted and robbed a woman in the Cherry Hill Mall parking lot last week.

The incident occurred around 1:40 p.m. Thursday, May 3.

Police said a 52-year-old woman was followed to her car by a man who forced her into the back, groped her, and demanded money.

The man then reportedly ran off after she handed over some cash. An eyewitness attempted to chase him, then phoned in a description that led to the arrest of Adris R. Parker, 19, according to a statement from Cherry Hill Police Lt. Kirk Williams.

Parker faces charges of second-degree robbery, second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact, and third-degree theft.

He is in custody at the Camden County Jail awaiting a pretrial hearing.

All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. An arrest is not a conviction.

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