Thursday, April 4, 2013
Anyone with information about this robbery is urged to contact the Upper Dublin Police Department at 215-646-2100, or the FBI at 215-418-4000.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation seeks the public's assistance in identifying and locating the man responsible for the armed robbery of PNC Bank on 1015 South Bethlehem Pike in Ambler. According to Upper Dublin Police, the man entered the bank on March 30 at 8:30 a.m., wearing a white cloth bag or pillow case, with the eye holes cut out and displaying a small, black semi-automatic pistol. The subject then ordered everyone to the floor, and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash which they placed into a Nike bag before fleeing the area on foot. See the initial story here. The man was last seen fleeing on foot northbound on Bethlehem Pike, though an FBI press release said it is possible that the subject fled into an alley near the bank …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
This week's stories include an accused killer seeking money for legal fees from the victim's estate and a thief who allegedly tried to sell stolen items in the parking lot of the store he just robbed.
Accused Killer Seeks Money from Victim's Estate: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, a man accused of killing his mother, father and brother with a sword in 2011 has filed a request to draw money from the victim's $1 million estate. The accused killer stated in court documents that he needs the money to retain counsel, as well as hire expert forensic psychiatrists to defend against the charges. He was previously given $16,000 in public funds for his defense. Read the full story here. Home Burglarized While Resident Showered: According to a report in the Upper Dublin Patch, an Oreland man was robbed after leaving the front-door unlocked while showering. A gray Samsung laptop that was sitting next to the front door was stolen, but…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
This week's stories include a woman who was fined $200 for cussing out a crossing guard, and a convicted robber who decided to thank his victims.
Man Charged with DUI After Allegedly Passing Out at McDonald's Drive-Thru: According to a report in the Limerick Patch, a 27-year-old man has been charged with four counts of DUI after he allegedly passed out in his vehicle while at the McDonald's drive-thru. Court documents state that upon arrival by police, the driver smelled like alcohol, had glassy eyes and seemed lethargic. He was later taken to a local hospital to have blood drawn for testing. Read the full story here. Convicted Robber Thanks Victims for Cooperation: According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 22-year-old man will serve the next six to 20 years in prison after stealing $20,000 of narcotics from the Whitpain CVS. Upon receiving his sentence, the man thanked his …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
This week's stories include an intoxicated man who allegedly stole a designated driver van, a "crazy naked guy running through the streets" of Norristown, and an act of littering that lead to drug charges.
Drunk Man Charged with Stealing Drunk Bus: According to a report in the Lower Providence Patch, a 38-year-old Lower Providence Township man is facing felony theft, DUI, and multiple other charges after he allegedly stole a van used for designated driver services while under the influence of alcohol. The report states that the vehicle was recovered a short time later, and the suspect was placed in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post $50,000 bail. Read the full story here. Give a Hoot! Don't Pollute (especially when there are drugs in the car): According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 21-year-old man is facing multiple drug charges after a vehicle, in which he was a passenger, was stopped by police for …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The suspect has used cloned credit cards to purchase gift cards at various Walgreens locations in Bucks, Delaware, Philadelphia and Montgomery counties
Towamencin Township Police are working on a joint investigation with the Pennsylvania State Police to identify a man authorities say is responsible for credit card fraud and other theft-related offenses in four Pennsylvania counties. Police said the man used cloned credit cards to purchase gift cards during the second week in January 2013. The man used the cloned cards at Walgreens stores in Flourtown, Drexel Hill and the Feasterville-Trevose area, police said. Police said the suspect also used a cloned credit card with the Philadelphia Parking Authority on M Street in Philadelphia on Jan. 10, 2013. The suspect was captured on video in one incident wearing a Billionaire Boys Club varsity jacket with white sleeves and the Roman numerals …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Two suspects, both juvenile females, have been arrested and will be charged after allegedly stealing donations from a Toys for Tots bin at the North Coventry Mall.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The women were captured on surveillance video stealing donations from a Toys for Tots bin outside of Boscov's at the Coventry Mall.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
According to Whitemarsh Police reports, approximately $2,800 was stolen from a guest room at the Hilton Garden hotel in Fort Washington.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
According to Whitemarsh Police Department, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at approximately 5:54 p.m., officers responded to the Hilton Garden hotel on the 500 block of Pennsylvania Ave in Fort Washington for the report of theft from a guest room. According to the guest, she left the room at approximately 7:45 a.m. that morning and returned to allegedly find the door propped open with the interior slide lock. The victim told Whitemarsh police that she notices that her closet door and suitcase were both allegedly open and had been rummaged through. According to police reports from Whitemarsh Police, the victim claimed a white leather pouch containing the following items was missing:
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
After multiple foot pursuits, Ambler Borough Police took Arik Garth into custody on early Friday morning.
On early Friday morning, Ambler Borough Police caught sight of Arik Garth, who is charged with four counts of burglary, six counts of theft and three counts of criminal mischief, in connection with a string of break-ins along Butler Pike during the evening of June 11. According to police, a black male was seen reclining in the driver’s seat of a vehicle along Heckler St. Garth exited the vehicle, jumped over residential fences and run through backyards, and a short foot chase ensued through a wooded area near Heckler St. Ambler Police requested a K9 unit, Montgomery Township Police responded, and checked the area for the subject. Police said around 4:30 a.m., Officer Matt Treotola heard footsteps and twigs breaking in the wooded area …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Ambler police have issued an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Arik Garth, of West Ambler, in connection with the break-ins of four businesses during the evening of June 11.
The Ambler Police Department has released a wanted poster for 20-year-old Arik Garth, of West Ambler, who is charged with four counts of burglary, six counts of theft and three counts of criminal mischief, in connection with a string of break-ins along Butler Pike during the evening of June 11. Police allege that Garth gained entry into three of the buildings by breaking a window, and entry into the fourth business was gained by removing a window air-conditioning unit. In total, police stated that Garth stole a small amount of petty cash, as well as the leftover cash in the registers. Records indicate that Garth lives on the 200-block of West Mount Pleasant Avenue in West Ambler, though police have been unable to locate him.