Two Camden Men Charged With Robbing Eight 7-Elevens, Paralyzing Clerk in Shooting are Indicted
Two Camden men have been indicted by a grand jury on charges that they robbed eight 7-Eleven stores in 2014 and left a clerk paralyzed after shooting him.
Charles L. Walls, 33, and Anthony T. Ervin, 25, robbed the stores between January and June, 2014 in Pennsauken, Hamilton in Mercer County, Medford Lakes, Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Marlton and Blackwood. Walls and Ervin are also charged with first-degree attempted murder in the Pennsauken robbery, in which they allegedly shot a 28-year-old clerk four times, leaving him paralyzed.
Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy said that Walls and Ervin used the same method: They struck during the early morning hours and wore masks, hooded sweatshirts and gloves. One man always was armed with a handgun and held the clerk at gunpoint, while the other man stole the cash from the register and cigarettes. In four instances, the robbers used zip ties to restrain store clerks.
The robbers drove to the stores in a reddish orange Chevrolet Sonic. An unidentified third man also participated in the robberies, authorities say.
Walls was arrested in 2014 at his apartment, where police located the Sonic and a Ruger .40-caliber handgun, cigarettes plus footwear and clothing that authorities say were used in the thefts.
“We charge that these two men heartlessly gunned down a young store clerk in Pennsauken and continued to terrorize 7-Eleven clerks for the next five months in armed robberies at seven more stores,” said Acting Attorney General Lougy. “It took a collaborative multi-agency investigation to halt these dangerous criminals, and with this indictment we intend to keep them safely behind bars.”
Walls is currently at the Camden County Jail with bail set at $1 million, cash only, while Ervin is at the Burlington County Jail with bail set at $1 million, cash or bond.