- According to Norristown police, on Saturday, June 4, at 11:55 p.m., Kamal Farah, of 1214 Fox Meadow Place in Royersford, walked a female from a friend’s house at 366 E. Marshall St. to her car at Walnut and Chestnut streets. While Farah was walking back, he was approached by two black males dressed in black and gray hooded jackets with scarves or bandanas on their faces. The men knocked Farah to the ground, pointed guns to his head and demanded all of his belongings, police said. Police reported there was a third male who stood across the street to keep a lookout while the other two took the victim’s cellphone, wallet and cash, pants, jacket and boots. There was a man on Marshall Street who claimed to have been robbed by the same people the previous day, according to police. Police said that Farah reported the female, “Tameika,” made a phone call to an unknown individual just before he walked her to her car—a 2008 black Escalade—and Farah suspects “Tameika” set him up.
- Police reported that on Saturday, June 4, at 11:35 p.m., two black males and one Hispanic male broke into the residence of Coseme Vazquez at 1014 Dekalb St. Police said the actors kicked in the side door while Vazquez and his family were in the residence and held Vazquez at gunpoint while demanding things from him. The actors took $600 cash from the residence and Vazquez’s step-daughter’s cellphone, police said. Police also stated that this incident and the above listed robbery, which happened immediately afterward, may be connected.
- On Thursday, June 2, at approximately 7 p.m., Franklin Jackson, of 412 W. Main St., was walking back to his residence from the at Main and Markley streets when he was approached by Paul Thompson, whom Jackson knew from a recovery house in which the two had been residents, police said. Police reported that, according to Jackson, there were two other males, one black with braids and a long beard, and one white. Police said Jackson reported the white male showed Jackson a silver pistol and demanded “the money.” Jackson gave the suspects approximately $500 from his pocket, and the suspects walked away. Police said that on June 3, Thompson was identified and taken into custody.
- Police reported a wallet belonging to Lavetta Fuqua was found in the 500 block of Noble Street Saturday, June 4, at 1 p.m. by Amanda Stifnell.
- On Friday, June 3, at 11:30 p.m., Mattie Williams, of 160 W. Airy St., reported that she had dropped her cellphone on the 1000 block of Willow Street when she was putting her child into the car and that someone was using it later that night, police said.
- Police said Amir Zakikhani, of 1211 W. Oak St., reported on Saturday, June 4, that sometime between midnight and 8 a.m. Saturday, someone stole a 10-inch copper section of his down spout from the front of his residence.
- Police said Paula Amaro, of 370 E. Penn St., reported on Friday, June 3 that over the previous night, someone had taken a new patio umbrella from her backyard.
- According to police, Harry Reese Jr., of 1618 Locust St., reported that sometime between midnight and 8 a.m. Saturday, June 4, someone threw a concrete block at the hood of the assistant fire chief’s vehicle while it was parked in the rear of his house.
- Rachel Tollefson, of 1820 North Hills Drive, told police on Saturday, June 4, at 10 a.m. that on May 29, John Knaecke, of 607 Glen Valley Drive, threatened to kill her boyfriend and that he has since been seen walking around Tollefson’s apartment building.
- Police said that on Friday, June 3, Hector Sanchez, of 424 W. Marshall St., reported Alvaro Robles, of West Main Street, for verbally threatening him over the phone with bodily harm and for robbing him by taking money from his pockets using physical force throughout the past two years.
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