Northeast Times

Arrests made in convenience store robberies

  • Terrell Carter

  • John Gordon

With the help of sur­veil­lance video and pub­lic tips, po­lice have made ar­rests in con­nec­tion with two Feb­ru­ary rob­ber­ies of North­east con­veni­ence stores.

Ter­rell Carter, 23, was charged with rob­bing the Neigh­bor­hood Con­veni­ence Store at 1301 Fill­more St. on Feb. 8, while John Gor­don, 31, was charged with at­tempt­ing to rob the Wawa at 6400 Tor­res­dale Ave. on Feb. 22.

Po­lice re­leased video of Carter’s al­leged crime on Feb. 18. Four days later, a cit­izen ap­proached two 15th dis­trict patrol cops, iden­ti­fied Carter and told the of­ficers of the sus­pect’s where­abouts. The of­ficers found Carter and took him in­to cus­tody.

Carter, of the 4600 block of Oak­land St., al­legedly walked in­to the Neigh­bor­hood Con­veni­ence Store on Feb. 8 wear­ing a mask and gloves and handed a de­mand note to a cash­ier, stat­ing that he had a gun. He grabbed the cash­ier, whose chil­dren wit­nessed the in­cid­ent, and forced her to open the cash re­gister, po­lice said.

Po­lice re­leased video of the Wawa in­cid­ent on Feb. 26 and re­ceived an an­onym­ous tip shortly there­after identi­fy­ing Gor­don as the crook. Two days later, po­lice spot­ted Gor­don walk­ing on the 6500 block of Tor­res­dale Ave. and ar­res­ted him.

Gor­don, of the 4500 block of Tu­dor St., also used a de­mand note in an at­tempt to rob the store, po­lice al­leged, but he fled the scene empty handed. ••

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