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.
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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