Elderly Norristown Man Robbed at Knife Point in Home Invasion

The suspect accosted the 73-year-old victim in his apartment and took $35.

Police are investigating a home invasion robbery at the Logan Square Apartments in which a suspect stole $35 at knife point from an elderly resident.

Officers responded to the apartment complex in the 400 block of West Logan Street at approximately 5:33 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, for a report of robbery. On the scene, police spoke with the victim, a 73-year-old resident of complex who reported that he was inside his apartment when he heard the buzzer for the lobby door ringing. He initially ignored it, but after it continued to ring, he reportedly left the apartment to investigate and while in the hallway outside of his apartment, spotted the suspect.

The victim stated the suspect was peering through the window of the unlocked interior fire door from the stairwell. The suspect was reportedly wearing a mask or scarf covering his face and only his eyes were visible. The victim told police that the suspect appeared to be watching the apartment directly across from his and when he spotted the victim, the suspect shook his head "no."

The suspect then allegedly burst through the door, advancing on the victim. He allegedly held a knife to the victim's chest as he pushed him through the open doorway of the victim's apartment.

The victim reportedly fell to the ground and told the suspect that his wallet was on a table beside the the front door. The suspect allegedly removed $35 from the wallet and fled the scene from the rear door of the rear stairwell.

Police say the victim was visibly shaken by the encounter and could only describe the suspect as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall and wearing all black. Officers reportedly searched the area without results.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977. 

patchsux December 12, 2012 at 04:03 AM
council is the reason the police cant police
Billy King December 12, 2012 at 01:26 PM
It's worse than Camden, NJ lately. Why don't these perps go to Blue Bell, Plymouth Mtg,Conshy - more affluent spots where they would get more bounty? Oh that's right, those are towns that care about their citizens safety by having a reasonable police force.
Mohandus Frieri December 12, 2012 at 02:15 PM
And Patch published a picture of his building. Maybe they could include a video of how to enter the building surreptitiously and jimmy the lock. Judgement lacking.
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