A two-week investigation led by Galloway Township Police Det. Jason Kiamos led to the Wednesday (Oct. 23) arrest of Jonathan F. Ortiz, 26, of Egg Harbor City on charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.
Ortiz is accused of entering the Dunkin Donuts store at 300 E. White Horse Pike about 10:12 a.m. Oct. 12 and handing store employees a note saying he had a gun and wanted money, according to Galloway Township police.
Store employees said he then brandished a large black knife before fleeing the store towards Waveland Avenue with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.Ortiz is being held in the Atlantic County Jail on $150,000 bail.
In a separate case, Galloway police arrested Eric M. Ireland, 24, of Absecon, and charged him with five counts of burglary and theft related to motor vehicle burglaries that occurred between Oct. 12 and 15.
Det. Ro Latoracca led a two-week investigation that led to the arrest on Wednesday (Oct. 23).