Market robbery: a dead-end crime

| 29 Sep 2011 | 10:11

    DINGMANS FERRY - State police say two inept bandits and their two accomplices got themselves trapped after an armed robbery at the 2 Stuffed Shirts Market on Nov. 11. Police report that Robert Fells, 22, and Anthony Anello, 20, both residents of Wild Acres, entered the market at the intersection of state Route 739 and Sproul Road at 7:35 p.m., Friday. Their faces covered and one brandished what appeared to be a gun. They demanded that market owner, James Carolan turn over all his cash. Carolan complied and the two fled the store, with Carolan following. He watched the pair enter a car and turn left into Sproul Road, which is a dead-end road. Knowing the road, Carolan blocked it with his truck and called police. Moments later, police said a small black car came from the dead-end. The two young men in the car told Carolan they were lost and missed their turn. Carolan told them to stay where they were, that the police were on their way. Police arrested Fells and Anello, who were charged with conspiracy, robbery, aggravated assault, theft, and receiving stolen property. They were arraigned and ordered held at the Pike County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. Later police arrested Benny Jurado, 20, and Tamel Bell, 19, both of Wild Acres, in connection with robbery. They were also arraigned and ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail. All four face a prelimnary hearing before Magistrate Stephen McBride on Nov. 21.