Red Bank Man, Once Hailed as a Hero, Indicted on Robbery Charge

Robert Womble, who once helped rescue a woman from a burning building, will stand trial over the alleged theft of a razor at Rite-Aid.

A Red Bank man who was once cited as a hero for rescuing a woman from a burning building has been indicted by a grand jury in Freehold on a robbery charge from November 16. 

Robert Womble, 53, of Evergreen Terrace will stand trial on a charge that he attempted to remove a security device from a lithium ion Razor at Rite Aid in Asbury Park, valued at $40, and scratched people on their arms as he attempted to leave the store. 

The charge of robbery in the second degree carries a potential penalty of 5-10 years. 

Womble was also indicted in January on charges of credit card theft, fraud and car burglary charges stemming from June and July incidents at the Super Save Markett, Exxon Super Save Market and Red Bank Shell.

Womble is currently being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold in lieu of $220,000 bail.  

The jury's vote to indict is merely a formal charge; it is not a finding of guilt or a conviction.


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