Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The store's owner was robbed at his Chester County home, then taken to the jewelry store in East Norrtion, which was also robbed.
Tredyffrin Township Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the kidnapping and robbery of the owner of an East Norriton jewelry store last week. According to a release issued by police, the reward is being funded by the Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company and the Pennsylvania Jeweler's Association. Police say four armed men were lying in wait for the man as he arrived home around 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. Tredyffrin Detective Sgt. Todd Bereda told Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch that when the man opened the trunk of his car, the four masked gunmen emerged from the shadows and led him inside at gunpoint. The men then allegedly bound the victim and his wife's hands with …
Marc Viney faced federal charges in the 2011 robbery of Uptown's Roo House Tavern under the Hobbs Act.
Because a local bar sold beers brewed outside of Pennsylvania, the robbery of its safe in 2011 resulted in the case heading to federal court. According to the U.S. Justice Department, the Hobbs Act (18 U.S.C. § 1951) "prohibits actual or attempted robbery or extortion affecting interstate or foreign commerce." It is named after Congressman Sam Hobbs, of Alabama. According to Philly.com, Marc Viney, 34, of Norristown, was convicted in federal court last week. Viney reportedly followed an employee home from Uptown's Roo House Tavern on Willow Street in July of 2011, bound and gagged him, robbed him at gunpoint, and stole his keys, laptop and money. Viney then reportedly returned to the bar to rob its safe. Viney was found guilty of robbery, …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Tredyffrin authorities and Chester County detectives are investigating the home invasion robbery and kidnapping of an East Norriton business owner Thursday night.
UPDATE: [2/1/13; 11:25 a.m.] East Norriton Police are assisting Tredyffrin Police and Chester County Detectives in the investigation of the home invasion robbery and kidnapping of the owner of Shuler's Jewelers in East Norriton. According to East Norriton Police, their officers responded to the business location at 110B West Germantown Pike at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 for a report of a robbery in progress. On the scene, the met with the victim, who reported he was taken from his home in Tredyffrin by three of four armed black males wearing masks and transported to to the scene in East Norrtion for the purposes of robbing his business. [See the earlier story below for further details on the crime.] Authorities are …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Kyante Marquel Blakely reportedly pleaded guilty to robbery, assault and weapons charges stemming from a series of incidents on Aug. 27.
According to The Times Herald, a Philadelphia man testified that he was high on PCP the night he made several violent, but unsuccessful, robbery attempts in West Norriton and Norristown in August of 2012. Twenty one-year-old Kyante Marquel Blakely, reportedly pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbery, aggravated assault and related firearms charges in a Montgomery County Court. According to police records, Blakely had attempted to rob two Papa Guido's pizza delivery men making a delivery in West Norriton late Tuesday night, Aug. 27, 2012, but the men drove off as the masked and armed Blakely approached their car. Blakely reportedly managed to fire off a shot and hit the car as the men drove away. Blakely was already a suspect in that crime when a …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The woman reportedly sprayed him in the face and forced her way into his apartment.
According to The Times Herald, 44-year-old Karen Mary Taylor, of Norristown, was sentenced to 9 to 23 months in prison on Wednesday, Jan. 16, after pleading guilty to robbing her elderly neighbor. Taylor reportedly knocked on the man's door on April 13, 2012 and, when he answered the door, sprayed him in the face with hairspray to incapacitate him. She then reportedly forced her way into his apartment, grabbed him by the throat and stole $400. According to the Herald, Taylor was also ordered to repay her neighbor. Read more about the case here.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Police say the man who robbed the BP Gas Station at Markley and Main on Dec. 29 may be responsible for other recent knife-point robberies.
UPDATE: [2:25 p.m.] Norristown Police have confirmed that another robbery involving a knife-wielding suspect was committed on Wednesday, Jan. 2, this time at the 7-Eleven at 1335 Sandy Street in Norristown. According to reports, officers responded to the 7-Eleven on Sandy Street on Wednesday morning at approximately 3:11 a.m. On the scene, officer spoke with the victim, an employee of the store who told them a masked man brandishing a kitchen steak knife came behind the counter and demanded the victim give him money. "Give me all the money right now or I'll stab your ass," the suspect allegedly said, according to the victim. The victim then reportedly opened the register and the man allegedly took all of the cash from that register tray …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Police looking for a suspect in the New Years Day robbery.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Kaysan Quintez Stewart pleaded guilty to a robbery in which he ripped the pants off his victim while trying to get to the money.
According to The Times Herald, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 21-year-old Kaysan Quintez Stewart was sentenced to 11-and-a-half to 23 months in prison after pleading guilty to a robbery in June. Stewart reportedly accosted another man on the evening of June 3 somewhere along Chestnut Street from Swede Street and in the course of robbing him of his wallet and $8, ripped the victim's pants. Stewart also reportedly punched the man several times while repeatedly yelling, "Give it up." Stewart was also ordered to pay $20 in restitution to the victim. Read more about the crime and the case here.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Norristown police arrested a man accused of several recent armed robberies.
According to reports from the Norristown Police Department, authorities have a arrested a Philadelphia man accused of committing several armed robberies in Norristown in recent weeks. Police are charging 19-year-old Livingston White, of the 1600 block of Bouvier Street in Philadelphia, with some 50 counts of charges including robbery, assault, reckless endangerment, weapons charges, conspiracy and others stemming from two recent incidents. According to police, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, shortly after 8:40 p.m. Livingston and an accomplice robbed three men who had come to Norristown to buy a car. The victims told police they had answered a Craigslist ad and spoke to a man who identified himself as "Cross." Cross allegedly told them to come to …
An Eagleville man who offered to give three men a ride home from a West Norriton bar was allegedly robbed by his passengers at gunpoint.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police, a 28-year-old Eagleville man was robbed at gunpoint by three men who he was giving a ride home from a local bar. According to reports, on Saturday, Dec. 22 at approximately 3:10 p.m. the victim left Tony G's South Philly Pub & Eatery in Jeffersonville with three men who he agreed to drive home. While driving the men home, one suspect allegedly pulled out a silver semi-automatic gun and demanded money and drugs from the driver. The victim reportedly stopped the car and the men moved him to the back seat of the vehicle. The men continued driving with one suspect behind the wheel. During the incident, a second suspect also allegedly pulled out a gun and hit the victim twice in the face with it. The…