Axe Wielding Suspect Apprehended After 3rd Robbery In Months


After his third gas station robbery in just a few months, Anthony Hunter has been arrested.

Hunter’s first robbery in the series was on December 10th, where he was accused of stealing a milkshake from a Shell gas station. After police caught him running down the street, he told them that a man had pulled a gun on him.  

According to prosecutors, Hunter committed another robbery two weeks later after he had posted bail in his initial crime.


Mugshot: Anthony Hunter

On December 23, Hunter went into another Shell gas station where he put his hand in his jacket pocket, in an effort to act as if he had a gun, and demanded money from the clerk. Believing that the weapon was real, the clerk gave the suspect $60 before he fled the scene.

A few days later Hunter visited a Lukoil gas station where he threatened two employees with an axe. He went on to smashed the cash register with the axe and demanded that one of the clerks fill a bag with lottery tickets.

As he fled, Hunter was confronted by a police officer. He proceeded to bite the police officer and then attempted to escape.

According to Hunter’s attorney, he claims that he is innocent and added that he’s a lifelong Trenton resident with strong ties to the community.

He was charged with two counts of robbery for the two additional robberies and is being held on a combined $350,000 bail for the crimes.


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