Teens Wanted For Mt. Laurel, NJ, Best Buy Robbery Charged With Murder in Baltimore
Published reports say two teenagers who were wanted for allegedly robbing a Best Buy store in Mt. Laurel have been charged with murdering a cell phone store worker near downtown Baltimore.
WBAL-TV reports that 18-year-old Arthur McCaden and his 14-year-old brother allegedly killed 23-year-old Fabian Sanchez Gonzalez, who was an employee at a T-Mobile store, last Sunday.
Police told the station McCaden and his brother went into the store, announced a robbery, and shot Gonzales before demanding property from other people in the store, then fleeing.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said,
We know it was an intent to rob the store and an intent to rob other customers. With the help of witnesses' testimony and working with our other partners, we were able to quickly locate these individuals and place them under arrest for a brazen midday robbery and murder in a very public place.
WBAL-TV linked the pair to a recent armed robbery in Mount Laurel. Police there say McCaden and his brother held up a Best Buy store and stole Apple products.
In that case, WPVI-TV reported footage from inside the store showed two suspects looking at phones on a display table. When one of them grabs one of the phones, employees try to intervene, and the suspect pulls out a gun. Police say they took at least two iPhone 14s and two iPads.
Police in Baltimore are now checking to determine whether the two youths are connected to other crimes.
Both McCaden and his brother have been charged with first-degree murder in Baltimore. In Mount Laurel, they have been charged with first-degree armed robbery, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and third-degree theft, according to WMAR-TV.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.