Incident Type: Robbery
Date and Time of Incident: 08/03/2013 at 07:59PM
Arrested Suspect / City / Age: Jesse J. Lacey 30 of Little Egg
Harbor, NJ & Brittany A. Benedetto-Lacey 25 of Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Incident Location: Atlantic Fuel Gas Station 345 E. White Horse Pike
Arresting / Investigating Officer: Detective Ryan Goehringer
Misc. / Other Related Information: At approximately 7:59 PM Galloway
Township Police responded to The Atlantic Fuel Gas Station in reference to the
report of a male who attacked the gas attendant and stole approximately $900
cash. Through an initial investigation by Officer Jacqueline Crocker and
Officer Matthew Worth, Galloway Police were able to identify the male suspect
as Jesse Lacey, 30 years old of Little Egg Harbor, NJ. Police were also able
to identify Lacey's wife, Brittany Benedetto-Lacey, as the getaway driver and
identify the vehicle they used in the robbery.
Approximately 2 hours later Detective Ryan Goehringer and Officer Ronald
Gorneau located the suspects in their vehicle at The Taffy Motel in Absecon.
With assistance from The Absecon Police Department Jesse Lacey and Brittany
Benedetto-Lacey were taken into custody without incident.
Jesse Lacey was charged with burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia,
possession of a hypodermic needle, and possession of heroin, cocaine, and
crack cocaine. He was lodged in The Atlantic County Justice Facility on
Brittany Benedetto-Lacey was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary,
possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic needle, and
possession of heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine. She was lodged in The
Atlantic County Justice Facility on $50,000 bail.
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