12 HELD IN ROB-SLAYING

OF N. PHILA. STORE CLERK

A 17-year-old who was wanted in connection with an armed robbery and murder of a North Philadelphia store clerk May 26 surrendered to police yesterday after his accomplice was arrested by U.S. marshals.

Police identified Marvell Hargrove on Monday as a suspect in the robbery and shooting at the Trax Food Store at Girard Avenue and Front Street.

Hargrove walked into Police Headquarters and surrendered about 3 p.m., police said.

Surveillance video inside the store and near its entrance on Front Street showed that his accomplice Quasheam Richburg, 20, was armed with a shotgun during the incident, cops said.

Hargrove can be seen trying to grab the cash register and running from the scene with Richburg after, police say, Richburg shot and killed the 50-year-old store clerk.

Acting on a tip, U.S. marshals arrested Richburg at his home on Norwood Street near McKean, South Philadelphia, about 8:30 a.m. yesterday.

Officials said Richburg was cooperative and was taken into custody without incident. U.S. marshals offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to Richburg's arrest.

2MAN SHOT TO DEATH

IN CAMDEN PARK

A 19-year-old Camden man was shot and killed in a city park on Wednesday night, prosecutors said yesterday.

Kevin Miller was shot at Eutaw and Benson streets about 7 p.m. He was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:49 p.m.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Camden County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Lance Saunders at 856-225-8400 or Camden Police Detective Janell Simpson at 856-757-7420.

IN OTHER NEWS:

N.J. LAWMAKERS WEIGH BANNING 'BATH SALTS'

The New Jersey state Senate passed a bill outlawing synthetic drugs known as "bath salts." The bill makes it a crime to possess or sell the chemicals used to make the drugs.

Marketed as bath salts or incense, they're snorted by users and mimic the effects of cocaine and methamphetamines. They can cause health issues ranging from increased blood pressure and heart rate to hallucinations and suicidal thoughts.

The bill must also pass the Assembly and be signed by the governor before becoming law.

In April, the state attorney general classified the chemicals used to make the drug as controlled dangerous substances.

-Staff and wire reports