Fugitive in South Jersey stickups and killing strikes in Delran

Zedrick T. Johnson has been charged with murder.
Zedrick T. Johnson has been charged with murder.
Posted: February 23, 2013

A man sought in the killing of a gas station attendant in Willingboro during a stickup has struck again, robbing another service station, on Route 130 in Delran, on Wednesday evening, officials said Thursday.

Authorities again appealed for the public's help in finding Zedrick T. Johnson and ending a spree that includes another robbery the day after the Feb. 11 slaying.

In the latest holdup, authorities said, Johnson, 34, robbed the National Fuel station at Tenby Chase Road about 5:30 and pushed the attendant to the ground before fleeing.

Johnson's alleged spree began four miles away, early Feb. 11, when Bal Krishna Karki, 46, an immigrant from Nepal, was killed during a stickup at the Lukoil station at Route 130 and Charleston Road. The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office has declined to disclose how Karki died.

Surveillance cameras at the station captured the robbery and killing, officials said.

The next day, Johnson allegedly robbed the Sunny Food Mart on VanSciver Parkway in Willingboro by putting his hand in his pocket and demanding cash, authorities said. He fled in the cashier's car.

Johnson has been charged with felony murder in the death of Karki and with robbery in all three stickups, officials said.

Local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, including a fugitive task force, are looking for him.

Johnson, whose last address was in Willingboro, is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs about 265 pounds, officials said.

In charging Johnson with murder last week, County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said he was "considered extremely dangerous."

Anyone with information about Johnson's whereabouts is asked to call Willingboro Township police at 609-877-2253, or the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-265-5059 during business hours or after hours at 609-267-8300.


Contact Joseph Gambardello at 856-779-3844 or jgambardello@phillynews.com.

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