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Police investigating string of cell phone store robberies across the region

Four police departments in our area are now investigating the same type of crime.

Robbers hit another cell phone store Sunday night, this time in western New Jersey.

Police are looking at that getaway car which was found in Easton after a robbery in New Jersey two days ago.

We've just learned investigators from Pennsylvania and New Jersey will meet to compare notes to see if they can determine who is responsible for these crimes.

The store robberies started in October 2016 at a Forks Township Verizon store. The information was not released until a murder on November 21st, 2016.

An employee, Michael Davis, was ambushed coming home from work and shot in the face.

A day later another employee escaped a similar like ambush where two masked men in dark clothing also robbed him.

Palmer Township police tell us the investigations into both crimes remain active and they are working with the Forks township police department..

Then in January, another robbery in Bethlehem Township at the AT & T store off Route 191.

Eleven days later on January 16th, South Whitehall police investigated a robbery at the Cellular Connection on Tilghman Street..

Then on February 9th, another robbery, but this time the crooks get caught on camera. Slate belt regional police were called to this Wind Gap Verizon store where the men tied up the clerk in the back room and stole phones and accessories.

The question now is if the latest robbery in Lopatcong Township, New Jersey is connected.

Warren County prosecutor, Richard Burke says they are meeting tomorrow with the other law enforcement agencies and possibly the feds.

We also spoke with Northampton County District Attorney, John Morganelli, who tells us his office is also involved with the investigation of the Pennsylvania crimes.

 


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