Police investigate string of convenience store robberies in Gloucester County

Police are investigating a string of convenience store robberies in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

The bold burglar was caught on camera pulling a trash can from a van and entering Yogi's Market on Fries Mill Road in Turnersville, New Jersey. Police say he loaded it up with stolen lotto tickets and cigarettes before taking off.

It has happened three times now.

"I think it's a disgrace. I mean people got no morals these days. They just act out." Antonio says he's been going to Yogi's Market for a decade and was shocked to hear about the 3 a.m. theft on February 12th.

Washington Township police say the suspect first hit another Yogi's Market on Greentree in Turnersville just a few hours before. The next night, cops say the Heritage Dairy Store on the 300 block of Delsea Drive in Sewell was ripped off.

Investigators say the front doors of each business were forced open. Surveillance from one of the Yogi's stores appears to show the suspect forcing the door open while hiding behind a van so he can't be seen from the main road.

Cops say they are closing in on the thief and that's welcomed news to customers.

The case remains under investigation by Detective Fred Volpe. Anyone with information is asked to contact him at (856) 589-0330 or via email at fjvolpe@pd.twp.washington.nj.us.