CAMDEN Two juveniles wanted for an armed robbery Monday evening at Sumner Elementary School were caught this week after they were stopped in a stolen vehicle, police announced.
About 8 p.m. Monday, a school district employee at Sumner Elementary was robbed at gunpoint by two males dressed in black and wearing masks. One was holding a silver handgun and left the scene in the victim's car.
Just after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Camden County Sgt. Christopher Frucci spotted the stolen vehicle on Atlantic Avenue, near Mount Ephraim Avenue. The 15-year-old driver was pulled over. He and two other teens in the car were detained.
The driver and a 15-year-old passenger were charged with armed robbery and conspiracy related to the Monday incident. The driver also was charged with receiving stolen property and issued a summons for being an unlicensed driver. Both were remanded to the county juvenile detention facility at Lakeland, according to police.
A 13-year-old passenger in the stolen vehicle, reportedly was not involved with Monday's robbery. That teen was issued a summons for joyriding, and released. The vehicle was returned to its owner.
"Sgt. Frucci's alert, tactical response after spotting the stolen car allowed us to apprehend these suspects and return the victim's vehicle to him," Camden County Chief J. Scott Thomson said.