Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The man allegedly told employees he forgot his check book, then took the baby formula with him before fleeing the scene in a Cadillac.
Norristown Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole $400 worth of Gerber Good Start baby formula from Thriftway, before fleeing the scene in a Cadillac. On Monday at 4:21 p.m., police responded to a report of a retail theft at the Thriftway on the 800 block of Dekalb Street. The owner told police that a black man came into the store and filled a shopping cart with nearly $400 in baby formula prior to approaching the register, the report states. The man then told an employee that he left his checkbook in his car, and he continued walking out of the store with the items despite requests from the employee to leave the baby formula inside, according to the report. He then fled the scene northbound on Dekalb Street in a Cadillac …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Police say the man in this video smashed the glass door to the produce shop at Johnson Highway and Markley Street and made off with an undetermined amount of cash.
Police are seeking the public's help in identify the man in this video, who they say broke into the El Primo Produce Junction at 1719 Markley Street sometime overnight Sunday and robbed the store of an undetermined amount of cash and did over $1000 worth of damage. Officers responded to the store at approximately 5:28 a.m. and met with the manager, who told them when he arrived at 5:15 a.m. on Monday morning, April 9, he found the glass door at the front of the door smashed and called 911. Police investigating the scene found a rock inside the store that may have been used to break the glass and discovered that two cash registers inside the store had also been smashed open. The owner of the store arrived and provided police with security …
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…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A West Norriton woman said two armed men robbed her in the parking lot of her condominium.
West Norriton Police are looking for two men they say robbed a local woman at gunpoint in front of her home Tuesday night. According to police, the 34-year-old woman was walking through the parking lot in front of her home in the 200 block of Centre Avenue at approximately 8:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, when she noticed two men she did not recognize in the lot in front of her. As she reached the rear of the lot, one of the men allegedly accosted her and put a black semi-automatic pistol to her head, demanding she give him all of her money. The other man allegedly approached her from behind and went through her pants and jacket pockets. According to the victim, the man pushed her to the ground when he could not find anything on her. The …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Authorities confirm they have identified three women sought in connection with the alleged thefts.
Patch recently reported on the three women being sought in connection with several thefts at a local Giant Food Store in recent weeks and the Lower Providence Police Department has now confirmed that they have identified the women in surveillance footage from the store. Authorities have not yet taken the women into custody and are not currently releasing their identities. According to police reports, officers responded to the Giant Food Store at 2670 Egypt Road on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 8:45 p.m. for a report of a theft. On the scene, a cashier and a loss prevention officer for the store reportedly told police that on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at approximately 9 p.m., a woman dressed in blue scrubs approached the customer service desk and …
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 …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Three women are wanted for alleged thefts from Giant Food Store.
Lower Providence Police have released photos from a surveillance video showing three women authorities say may be involved in several retail thefts from an area Giant Food Store. Details of the thefts have note yet been released, but police say the thefts occurred in January and February of this year. Time and date stamps on the surveillance video indicate the photos were taken on Jan. 29 and 30. Anyone with information about the identities of the women pictured in the surveillance photographs is asked to contact LPPD at 610-539-5901 or call the anonymous tip line at 610-539-3195. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
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 …
Friday, January 11, 2013
An elderly gentlemen reportedly took an Acme shopping cart on a joyride down Ridge and Trooper.
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Friday, January 11
Three Lower Providence police patrol cars converged on the unit block of Trooper Road late Wednesday afternoon in response to a "theft in progress" call from the Acme Markets, located at 2775 W. Ridge Pike, in the township. The haul? A shopping cart. The suspect, an elderly-looking gentleman, was stopped on foot in the driveway of a home at 24 N. Trooper Road. Cops were interviewing neighbors and witnesses at the scene. The man was reportedly taken into custody by police. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.