WOODBURY — A Collingswood man on Friday, Dec. 5, was denied a bail reduction on charges he robbed a pizza shop and punched a female employee in the face.
Dana M. Mulvany, 44, is in jail in lieu of $75,000 bail since he was arrested, following the robbery of the store in Woodbury on Nov. 15, authorities said.
His tried to have bail lowered so Mulvany could enter a rehabilitation program to deal with an alleged cocaine addiction relapse that, the lawyer said, coincided with the death of Mulvany’s wife.
Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Joseph More argued that Mulvany has an extensive criminal record in several states and also faces charges of theft and eluding apprehension in Haddon and Winslow townships from the same day, Nov. 15.
In Woodbury, the pizza shop employee was counting money when Mulvany entered, jumped up on the counter, hit her and grabbed $140, More said.
Mulvany was arrested later that day by Winslow police while he was allegedly fleeing from a pocketbook theft in Haddon Township, according to More.
Mulvany has a criminal record that includes convictions in Colorado, Nevada, Sough Dakota and South Carolina, More said. A narcotics conviction in South Dakota resulted in prison time.
The bail reduction request was denied by Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson.