4 Charged in Drug-Related Robbery in Walmart Lot

Toms River police locate 3 of 4 suspects two days after robbery

Four were charged in connection with a robbery that occurred at the Lanoka Harbor Walmart after midnight Feb. 5.

Police accuse Daniel Sanchez, 20, and Kristi Weimer, 28, both of Toms River, Bernard Roberson, 24, of Galloway Township and Anthony Gach, 18, of Forked River with taking part in a drug transaction in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot.

The victim of the alleged robbery, a male from Iselin, was at the scene upon police arrival. The suspects had fled, police said. Police located Gach, who allegedly fled on foot, while the remaining three suspects drove away from the scene and could not be located, police said.

Through further investigation, Weimer, Roberson and Sanchez were identified along with the involved vehicle — a Kia Sol. Registration information was unknown, police said.

Clothing colors and tattoos worn or displayed during the crime were consistent with gang activity, police said.

Two days after the Walmart robbery, Toms River police responded to a call reporting shots fired. Police at the scene located a Kia Sol, police said. Investigation led to the arrest of the occupants — Weimer, Roberson and Sanchez — after it was discovered that the car was stolen, police said.

Gach was charged with hindering apprehension and intent to distribute heroin. He was sent to the Ocean County Jail with bail set at $35,000. He was released on Feb. 7.

Weimer, the driver of the stolen Kia during the robbery, was charged with one count of first-degree robbery. She was also transported to the Ocean County jail with bail set at $150,000.

Roberson was charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. He was sent to jail with bail set at $150,000.

Sanchez was charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon. He was transported to jail with a cash only bail set at $200,000.

Additional charges and bail exist from Toms River Township. Sanchez was charged with riding in a vehicle while knowing it was taken without the consent of the owner, with bail set at $2,500. Weimer was charged with receiving stolen property with bail set at $20,000. Roberson also was charged with receiving stolen property with bail set at $20,000.

First-degree robbery carries a potential penalty of 10 to 20 years incarceration.

John Mendalovitz February 09, 2013 at 01:30 AM
Get rid of Walmart and bring back Mr Hotdog
Y'all Crazy February 09, 2013 at 01:48 AM
The root of all this evil must be them damn rap songs and gangsta rappers
Michelle Finne Richardson February 09, 2013 at 01:54 AM
it is against the law thats why not! Did you not read or hear about the newspaper in ny that listed gun owners homes, now the paper is being sued. As a pro gun person and someone who likes our constitution it is sad that criminals actually have more rights than you or i
tr February 09, 2013 at 04:11 AM
Thank you Wames for demonstrating so vividly exactly why Random Drug Testing in the Lacey School District is so desperately needed. Yes, you are just what we need to teach the apethetic tax paying public just what IS going on in the streets of Lacey. We need testing to identify all of the GACH's, so that this village can help all those GACH's beat this demon they have on their backs, before it overcomes their ability to fight the desperate decision of dying quickly rather than slowly thru drug use. We will not move on, we will stay and FIGHT. As far as who is "stupid", he got caught, didn"t he!!!!
proud February 09, 2013 at 04:29 AM
I have deleted all my posts on this thread as the message content is so disturbing. There is nothing left to say. Sad, but true.
Winston Smith February 09, 2013 at 05:20 AM
Walmarts always bring crime to an area. See the film Walmart: the high cost of low prices. It on youtube for free. Maybe we should drug test all Walmart shoppers instead of gymnasts and chess club members. Just cut to the chase, fer christ sakes.
William Marshall February 09, 2013 at 12:02 PM
Instead of complaining, try doing something about the drug problem here in Lacey. Here's a start: http://tinyurl.com/anv7k4c
stephen james February 09, 2013 at 02:53 PM
With all of the cameras on that wal-mart building dont you think law enforcement should have had more information on that car and the people involved right away? Sentance them, they should have enough video of thoes animales to lock them up for a long time! unbeliveable!
mary February 09, 2013 at 04:03 PM
all of these scum drug addicts and drug pushers need to get out of our town drag them out if we have to and I do not want to hear about poor addicts it is a disease they ae ruining our town eexposing kids to drugs
grace February 09, 2013 at 04:27 PM
lakewood did a good job of pushing these folks out and down to good ole toms river..serious issue here ...
grace February 09, 2013 at 04:28 PM
yep and saggy pants
Matt Lonsdale February 09, 2013 at 08:23 PM
In Lacey Patch’s local crime section you can find my name in connection with the possession of a controlled dangerous substance. In the section supporting the comments of local citizens, you can also see peoples opinions regarding my actions. I feel it is now time to say my piece.
Matt Lonsdale February 09, 2013 at 08:24 PM
I will not defend my actions concerning drug use. I have hurt my family and friends in ways that I may never be able to completely put behind me. Even though I knew ahead of time I would be hurting myself as well as the people I care about, I went ahead and used heavy narcotics anyway.
Matt Lonsdale February 09, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Two of the women I was with during this period have also been involved with drugs. It is not my place to reveal information concerning their personal life so I will speak no more on them, but it should be known I have NEVER used illegal drugs with anyone, man or woman, who did not themselves want to use narcotics. Every person consciously decided on their own to pick up. I never made that decision for anyone. Especially my girlfriends.
Matt Lonsdale February 09, 2013 at 08:25 PM
I am an honorably discharged Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and I am ashamed for how I once behaved. However I have taken it upon myself to take the necessary steps to set my life straight. I have been shown there is a better way to live without the use of drugs and I will become successful no matter what. I will earn a career and I will become a functioning member of society just like I once was before. If your one of those who wish to project responsibility on me for someone else's behavior concerning drugs I feel it is my duty to let you know that the definitions for responsibility and behavior can be found in any dictionary in any English speaking country.
Matt Lonsdale February 09, 2013 at 08:25 PM
Your accusations, if gone unchallenged, become beliefs. But what you believe is not always true. Do not point the finger if you do not have a hand to lend. And most importantly if you have something to say about me, say it to my face. I will have you know that not everyone has it in them to be a soldier, but I do.
patchmeup February 09, 2013 at 08:38 PM
I like turtles
LEE "DJ ICE" LONG February 10, 2013 at 12:35 AM
LEE "DJ ICE" LONG February 10, 2013 at 12:37 AM
Steven Erb February 10, 2013 at 09:43 AM
I was here when this town was growing. It was Great and I mean Great. It has changed big time.
Steven Erb February 10, 2013 at 09:45 AM
Bayvillegirl. It has not been like it is. The town has changed big time. How old are you?.
Steven Erb February 10, 2013 at 09:46 AM
It was a Great Town, it really was. I remember people coming to my store and the parking lot was gravel. What a time it was.
Steven Erb February 10, 2013 at 09:59 AM
great read...
stephen james February 10, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Should go to prison and dry out !
Winston Smith February 12, 2013 at 02:01 AM
Why did this story disappear from the front page early Sat morning?
tiredofthehaters February 12, 2013 at 03:09 PM
get out then
Damn Straight February 14, 2013 at 05:20 PM
I agree......low life dirt!!!! thats all that is attracted to this trailer park trash store!!
J Bird February 18, 2013 at 08:35 PM
Are we seriously trying to blame a store for the obvious stupidity of useless drug addicts? It doesn't matter where the hell these people went to do their drug deal, the robbery still would have happened regardless. It just blows my mind how a stupid scenario played out by a bunch of junkies brings on even MORE ridiculousness on this site. Drugs are bad, not stores. Just like people kill people not guns. Get a grip.
Samira khamis March 08, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Free Kristi, && Bebe ! Love You Guys Both Despite Everything! <3
Disappointed Citizen March 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM
For all of you who don't know the situation... No need to comment. You can't believe everything you read. The "victim" was the drug dealer, not Gach.


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