2 South Jersey 7-Elevens Robbed at Same Time

The two Mount Laurel stores were hit about 15 minutes apart overnight.

With its 50,000 locations and around-the-clock hours, 7-Elevens are enticing spots for robbers. Search the news for 7-Eleven robbery and you get a litany of results. That’s true around here, too: This morning in Mt. Laurel, N.J., two 7-Elevens were robbed minutes apart.

In one case, two armed men dressed in black forced their way into the store in the 1000 block of Route 73 at the Ramblewood Shopping Center and demanded money.

In the other, a lone gunman held up the store in the 3000 block of Marne Highway.

Neither robbery ended with any injuries. Surveillance cameras captured both, Action News reports. Just last week, a Pennsauken 7-Eleven was robbed and the clerk shot 4 times; it was the second time that store was hit in the last few months.

Fox 29 — which says it was the same crew hitting the two locations minutes apart — reports one store is considering closing overnight, but that doesn’t seem to be an option. The 7-Eleven franchising FAQ says stores must be open 24 hours a day.