7/19/2018 - BTPD Gas Station Robbery Investigation Results in Two Arrests
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ – A three month-long investigation has resulted in the Burlington Township Police Department charging two suspects for committing an armed robbery at the Speedy Gas Station located at 2212 Mount Holly Road Burlington, NJ.
The investigation began on April 22, 2018, when the department received delayed notification of the robbery that occurred at approximately 8:30 PM on April 19, 2018. The initial investigation revealed that the gas station attendant was robbed of cash at gun-point and that the two suspects fled the scene in a red Chevrolet Equinox. Detectives were able to determine that a robbery involving similar suspects and getaway vehicle occurred approximately one hour earlier in Eastampton, NJ and that these robberies may be related to other robberies that occurred previously in several jurisdictions in Gloucester County, Salem County, and Camden County.
Through their investigative efforts, detectives were able to identify Brian J. Smith (31 y/o male from Blackwood, NJ) and Travis W. Graham (22 y/o male from Blackwood, NJ) as suspects, with Smith entering the station and threatening the attendant with the handgun and Graham waiting outside as the getaway driver.
Smith has been charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and terroristic threats. He is currently lodged in the Salem County Jail. Graham has been charged with robbery. He is currently lodged in the Camden County Jail.
We ask that anybody who has information that may pertain to this investigation to contact Det. Ruben Ortiz-Cruz at 609-386-2019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.