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Detective Bureau Arrest - Armed Robbery Suspect

Since July of 2019, the Vineland Police Department Detective Bureau has been investigating multiple armed robberies that occurred at the Riggins Gas Station located at 4133 S. Main Rd.  These robberies involved a black male approaching the gas attendant, displaying a handgun, and robbing the attendant of cash. There was the initial incident reported in July of 2019, two incidents reported in December of 2019, and two incidents reported in January of 2020. Through the use of surveillance footage and other investigative tools, Det. Angel Mercano was able to identify a specific vehicle that was linked to these incidents. During one of the incidents, the accused subject was observed casing the area by an Off Duty Detective Sergeant however the subject left the area before additional units could arrive in the area.

On January 13th, 2020, Detective Mercano was conducting surveillance in the area and noticed the accused vehicle in the area of the Riggins Gas Station. Det. Mercano stopped the vehicle which was operated by Fuquan S. Anderson  - (36 Year old B/M of the 1700 block of Newcombtown Rd. in Millville). During the course of the stop, K9 Officer Derrick Magee and his partner "Fifa" arrived on the scene to assist in the stop. During the course of the MV stop Det. Mercano smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle. A search was conducted of the vehicle at the scene at which time the officers were able to locate a 9mm handgun that appeared to have been stuffed under the driver's seat by Anderson when he was stopped.  

Anderson was arrested at the scene for Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Possession of a Handgun. During the stop, Det. Mercano noted that Anderson was wearing distinctive type boots that were observed in surveillance video from the robberies. A Search Warrant was later obtained for the car and Anderson's residence and additional evidence was located linking Anderson to the Riggins robberies. 

Anderson was charged with multiple counts of Armed Robbery, weapons offenses including Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, and being a Certain Person not to have a Weapon. He was processed at the Vineland Police Department and later transported to the Cumberland County Department of Corrections pending a Pre-trial Detention Hearing. 

The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to contact the Vineland Police Detective Bureau via any of the methods listed below:



Vineland Police Department Detective Bureau          856.691.4111 x 4181

Vineland Crime Stoppers (Anonymous)                   856.691.0345


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Alert sent on 02/20/2020 at 10:48AM EST

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Fuquan Anderson


DLt. Matthew S. Browne #0990

856-691-4111 x4654

Det. Angel Mercano #5608

856-691-4111 4313

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