WoolwichPDWOOLWICH TWP. – A suspect was arrested and now faces charges in three different drug store robberies, including one in Woolwich Township in June as well as one in Logan Township in May.

According to Woolwich Township Police, Donald C. Hart, 27, of Mantua, was arrested and charged with two counts of robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated assault, two counts of criminal restraint, and theft of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in connection with the June 19 robbery of the Center Square Road Woolwich Township CVS Pharmacy.

During the CVS Pharmacy robbery, Woolwich Township Police reported that the suspect, a white male, entered the front entrance dressed in layered clothing, armed with a crow bar. The suspect then took a female customer hostage, stating he was going to “shoot/kill” her if he wasn’t given all of the Oxycodone. After the technician complied, the suspect attempted to steal the hostage’s car keys but was unable to. The suspect then fled on foot.

During the May 22 Logan Township Rite Aid Pharmacy robbery, a large quantity of the pain medication was stolen by a man armed with a knife and a hammer. According to police, the suspect entered the store wearing a red coverall, yellow traffic vest, a white hard hat, yellow safety glasses, and a white mask.

The suspect approached the pharmacy, leaped over the counter and demanded all the Oxycodone. He then took the keys to a 2011 Chrysler 200 owned by a store associate and fled the scene in the stolen car.

Hart is also charged in a third similar robbery at a Haddonfield Rite Aid where a gun was shown and a priest was carjacked.

The arrest was made after collaborative investigations with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Haddonfield Police Department, Logan Township Police Department, West Deptford Police Department and the New Jersey State Police Office of Forensic Science.

The Woolwich Police Department state on their Facebook page that they would like to thank everyone involved who worked tirelessly on this investigation, “and especially Mr. Hart who was nice enough to leave his DNA at the scene.”

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