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Gloucester City Man Sentenced to Five Year for Gunpoint Robbery of Family Dollar Worker for Lunch Bag

Gloucester City

According to court documents, Kerwin L. Matthews 53, of Gloucester City was sentenced on Friday to five years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to a charge of second-degree robbery that occurred during a hold-up at gunpoint of a Family Dollar store employee on Gateway Blvd. in West Deptford on may 28th.

Superior Court Judge Robert P. Becker sentenced Matthews after he pleaded guilty and negotiations with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to authorities, Matthews approached an employee of the Family Dollar store at closing and took a bag from her. The lunch bag was valued at approximately $10.

Police apprehended Matthews the same day. He remained in jail since his arrest authorities said.

Authorities said a co-defendant, Melanie Thomas, 33, of Gloucester City, remains charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.