Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 6, 2016, 2:46 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Police track down burglary suspects by tracing stolen lottery tickets

Insider BuzzInsider Buzz: Police track down burglary suspects by tracing stolen lottery tickets
53
Rating:

Police identified two New Jersey men who they say were caught on surveillance video stealing lottery tickets and jewelry from a home in Upper Pittsgrove Township last month.

The two suspects, identified as Joshua Robinson, 32, of Deptford, New Jersey and Eric Gilch, 28, of Blackwood, New Jersey broke into a home in Upper Pittsgrove back on April 12, according to investigators. The men encountered the family's dogs and started scouring the home until the homeowner noticed the men on surveillance video and began to address the intruders remotely, officials said. Surveillance footage shows the startled burglars fleeing from the home.

The men allegedly stole 10 New Jersey lottery tickets, three of which were $2 winners, as well as a lockbox full of jewelry and personal documents. Police say Robinson redeemed the $6 worth of lottery tickets at a liquor store in Camden about 45 minutes after the burglary, which helped investigators identify him. Police also identified Gilch as an associate of Robinson after analyzing the surveillance video.

As detectives searched for Robinson in Camden they found Gilch walking in the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Broadway. After Gilch was arrested for allegedly having outstanding warrants, detectives found numerous pieces of stolen jewelry in his possession, investigators said. The jewelry, which included an inscribed, heirloom wedding band, was stolen during burglaries in Collingswood and Haddon Township, according to investigators.

Gilch is charged with burglary and theft. He was lodged at Salem County Jail in lieu of $75,000 cash bail. Police continue to search for Robinson and say he will be charged with burglary and theft.

News story photo(Click to display full-size in gallery)

NBC, Lottery Post Staff

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

23 comments. Last comment 7 months ago by Drenick1.
Page 1 of 2
noise-gate's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcR91HDs4UJhjxO7cmeMQWZ5lB_FOcMLOGicau4V74R45tDgPWrr
Bay Area - California
United States
Member #136477
December 12, 2012
4107 Posts
Offline
Posted: May 10, 2016, 11:11 am - IP Logged

Come out Josh..

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

    LiveInGreenBay's avatar - driver
    Green Bay
    United States
    Member #169391
    October 15, 2015
    1244 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: May 10, 2016, 11:39 am - IP Logged

    Would make for an interesting story if one of those stolen tickets was the winning powerball ticket.

    Never give up.  Banana

      sully16's avatar - sharan
      Ringleader
      Michigan
      United States
      Member #81740
      October 28, 2009
      40422 Posts
      Online
      Posted: May 10, 2016, 11:54 am - IP Logged

      Just never ends.

      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

      For a lead role in a cage?

       

                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

        Groppo's avatar - cat anm.gif

        United States
        Member #162631
        January 7, 2015
        503 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: May 10, 2016, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

        Come out Josh..

        .

        To the two crooks:

        You two should be ashamed. Stealing another man's lottery tickets. And for what?  A few measly dollars?

        And you both look somewhat alike, but Joshua, you look more intimidating.
        Joshua, you look like you wouldn't hold back from taking a swing at the prison guard, when they finally catch you.

        Speaking of which, did you know that Jay North (Dennis from Dennis the Menace) is a corrections officer at a Florida institution?  He must be about 80 years-old by now.

        Anyway, both of you are white, and much better is expected from you.

        Still, I'm mad as hell.  I want to be able to go to my community store and be able to get my tickets, and go back home, where I file them away safely.  But now you two shake even that confidence.   I'm gonna get a big strong safe to keep them in.

        No more keeping tickets in my car. Uh-Uh. Those days are over.

        It's a doggone shame that, today, the 'rest of us'  now have to take up a new, full-time hobby like
        "security of our own possessions".  We can't just be lax about it, anymore.

        • Don't chase the numbers you play.
        • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
        • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                  (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
          Groppo's avatar - cat anm.gif

          United States
          Member #162631
          January 7, 2015
          503 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: May 10, 2016, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

          Just never ends.

          .
          Ms Sully16,

          You said it.

          And, is this how us people are expected to spend the rest of our days, here on Earth
          (always in fear of the safety of our belongings, and such) ?

           

          (I'm pretty sure I know the answer).

           

          Mr. Groppo

          • Don't chase the numbers you play.
          • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
          • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                    (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)

            United States
            Member #108380
            March 25, 2011
            505 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: May 10, 2016, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

            can't figure out how cashing the tickets helped since the buyer didn't write down the serial numbers more than likely. police would never go as far as to check video of people cashing tickets at every lottery store in  new jersey. crooks dumb enough to steal lottery tickets at a store will always be caught if they try to cash them but in this instance fail to see the connection the lottery tickets have with their capture.

              LiveInGreenBay's avatar - driver
              Green Bay
              United States
              Member #169391
              October 15, 2015
              1244 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: May 10, 2016, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

              can't figure out how cashing the tickets helped since the buyer didn't write down the serial numbers more than likely. police would never go as far as to check video of people cashing tickets at every lottery store in  new jersey. crooks dumb enough to steal lottery tickets at a store will always be caught if they try to cash them but in this instance fail to see the connection the lottery tickets have with their capture.

              I agree faber...How do the cops know those were the stolen tickets?  Strange.

              Never give up.  Banana

                wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

                United States
                Member #15143
                May 10, 2005
                414 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: May 10, 2016, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

                Maybe he had signed the backs.


                  United States
                  Member #108380
                  March 25, 2011
                  505 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: May 10, 2016, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                  Maybe he had signed the backs.

                  if the cops knew his name why would they need to trace down the tickets and how would the store clerk know the name or even know about the robbery. after they are scanned to be cashed they are thrown away anyway.

                    noise-gate's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcR91HDs4UJhjxO7cmeMQWZ5lB_FOcMLOGicau4V74R45tDgPWrr
                    Bay Area - California
                    United States
                    Member #136477
                    December 12, 2012
                    4107 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: May 10, 2016, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

                    Earlier to day l encouraged Josh to come out of hiding, to step out of the shadows - the Cops know who you are, we have now all seen your cherubic face. Bring this saga to a close.

                    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

                      music*'s avatar - nw bookeep.jpg
                      Happy California
                      United States
                      Member #157856
                      August 2, 2014
                      1513 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: May 11, 2016, 11:01 am - IP Logged

                      Earlier to day l encouraged Josh to come out of hiding, to step out of the shadows - the Cops know who you are, we have now all seen your cherubic face. Bring this saga to a close.

                      noise-gate, I hope that Josh listens to you but do not count on it. Prison life is worse than being on the lam.

                       The homeowner had the latest security and surprised the culprits. Eek

                       I am thankful that nobody was hurt physically. But you do feel invaded when a burglary occurs.

                       I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

                       Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

                        Avatar
                        NY
                        United States
                        Member #23835
                        October 16, 2005
                        3474 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: May 11, 2016, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

                        "How do the cops know those were the stolen tickets?"

                        Um, are any of you people familiar with the lottery? Every ticket has unique identifying numbers that the lottery put on them. A lot of tickets have numbers that  were chosen by the player. Assuming the victim picked his own numbers and knew what they were the cops just had to look for those numbers. If they were scratchers or quick picks knowing when and where they were bought will give them a good idea of the tickets' unique identifiers, so they just have to watch for them. It's possible that the cops also looked at a bunch of other winning tickets in order to find the right ones.

                          LiveInGreenBay's avatar - driver
                          Green Bay
                          United States
                          Member #169391
                          October 15, 2015
                          1244 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: May 11, 2016, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

                          "How do the cops know those were the stolen tickets?"

                          Um, are any of you people familiar with the lottery? Every ticket has unique identifying numbers that the lottery put on them. A lot of tickets have numbers that  were chosen by the player. Assuming the victim picked his own numbers and knew what they were the cops just had to look for those numbers. If they were scratchers or quick picks knowing when and where they were bought will give them a good idea of the tickets' unique identifiers, so they just have to watch for them. It's possible that the cops also looked at a bunch of other winning tickets in order to find the right ones.

                          I can tell right now there's not a lot of crime in that town.  LOL!

                          Never give up.  Banana


                            United States
                            Member #108380
                            March 25, 2011
                            505 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: May 11, 2016, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

                            "How do the cops know those were the stolen tickets?"

                            Um, are any of you people familiar with the lottery? Every ticket has unique identifying numbers that the lottery put on them. A lot of tickets have numbers that  were chosen by the player. Assuming the victim picked his own numbers and knew what they were the cops just had to look for those numbers. If they were scratchers or quick picks knowing when and where they were bought will give them a good idea of the tickets' unique identifiers, so they just have to watch for them. It's possible that the cops also looked at a bunch of other winning tickets in order to find the right ones.

                            makes zero sense. they were scratchers. they would have to notify every store owner to be on the lookout for for the tickets that the person from whom they were stolen from purchased if he even remembered what time and day he bought them. they wouldn't spend all that time on this. cops sit around and joke about crime victims of this nature. this isn't law and order that fake tv show that makes people think that the cops actually care and try to solve crimes. store owners or some clerk wouldn't check a 3.00 winner to backcheck the serial number and then call the cops and hold the guy until they arrived. they cashed them way before the cops could have done all this by the way.