UPDATE: Hamilton Police come across robbery in progress at liquor store
HAMILTON: On February 19, 2020, at approximately 7:51 p.m. Hamilton Police were in the area of South Olden Avenue and Cedar Lane when they observed a male wearing a dark hoodie pulled over his head with gloves exit a vehicle parked behind the Old Cedar Liquor Sore located at 1056 South Olden Avenue. The male walked to the front of the store and entered while pulling out what appeared to be a long gun. Officers responded to the store as soon as they saw the male exit the store. A brief foot chase ensued. The male dropped the long gun and was apprehended a short distance away with a cell phone and $573.00 in US currency that was taken from the store. Officers located a female waiting in the vehicle that the male had previously exited parked behind the store and placed under arrest. The long gun was recovered and found to be a pellet gun. The male was identified as Jenell Carson of Hamilton and the female was identified as Eiana Harris-Harvey of Trenton. Jenell was charged with Robbery, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Resisting Arrest by Flight, and Possession of Marijuana. Harris-Harvey was charged with Robbery, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon. Hamilton Police were assisted by the Trenton Police Department as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the investigation.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Robert Whartenby of the Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-581-4032 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.