Teen Pleads Guilty to Bethlehem Armed Robbery

Cameron C. Blake, 18, of Bethlehem admitted that he robbed a man at gunpoint then forced him to withdraw $200 more from an ATM.

A Bethlehem teenager, who confessed to robbing a man at gunpoint, pleaded guilty Thursday, according to a Morning Call story.

Cameron C. Blake, 18, of the 1300 block of W. Lehigh Street, pleaded guilty to robbery, reckless endangerment, terroristic threats and a firearms offense. He is scheduled for sentencing in Northampton County court Jan. 25.

On Sept. 9, Blake had robbed a man at gunpoint in the area of W. Market Street and Heckewelder Place, just east of Main Street, according to court records. Then he forced him to drive to an ATM at the 7-Eleven at 14th Avenue and W. Broad Street, where the victim withdrew $200 and gave it to Blake.

Blake told the man he would kill him if he called police and then Blake kept the victim's driver's license.  

Police got a break in the case later in September when they linked Blake to a shot fired from a .357 Magnum that went through the floor of Blake’s apartment and into the apartment below, where a woman and her 6-month-old baby live. No one was hit.

Inside Blake’s apartment, police found a loaded .357 Magnum, “various firearms,” several types of ammunition, and the New Jersey driver’s license of the man named in court records as Blake’s kidnapping victim, court documents said.

Blake confessed to the robbery. 

He also admitted to holding up an Easton Avenue convenience story in July, saying he needed the money to buy his mother a Kindle Fire tablet for her birthday. He stole $130 from the Delta Mini Mart at 2145 Easton Ave., according to the arrest warrant. 

Charges against him in that case are pending, according to The Morning Call report. 


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