Friday, 4 July 2008

Well There's a Surprise! Police Say Pizza Joint Robbery Was an Inside Job

A ten-day investigation into a robbery at the Glass- Glassboro boro PizzaHut led to the arrest of a manager and an employee. The Glassboro Police Department was dispatched to a robbery at the Pizza Hut restaurant in the Double Tree Shopping Plaza on N. Delsea Drive on June 14, at about 11:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers were advised that a male individual, wearing a black hood and a mask covering his face, walked into the store, displayed a weapon and demanded money from the registers and safe.

After receiving the money, he fled the restaurant in an unknown direction with an unspecified amount of money. After ten days of investigation, on June 24, Investigator Mike Powell and the Glass-boro Police Department developed information that led to the arrest of two of the store employees.

Josue Torres, 18, of Glass-boro and Alexsandra Chap-pine, 23, of Sicklerville allegedly had conspired together to commit a robbery on their store. Torres acted as the robber and after the crime was committed, returned to the store and acted as a victim. Police were able to recover the weapon used in the robbery.

Torres was charged with first degree robbery, theft, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. Chappine, a manager at the store, was charged with conspiracy to commit a robbery, conspiracy to commit a theft and theft.

Both were committed to Gloucester County Jail with no bail. The following day, Superior Court Judge Christine Allen-Jackson set bail at $150,000 no bond for both Torres and Chappine

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