Armed Robbery, Car and Foot Chase, Arrest

This latest Press Release from Haverford Police Department reads like a movie script. (But holy crap, armed robbery?! At Grasslyn and Ellis?!) HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT 1010 Darby Road Havertown, Pennsylvania 19083 Official Press Release On Friday May 27, 2016 at 0211 hours Haverford Township Police were dispatched to the area of Grasslyn Avenue and Ellis Road for an armed robbery that had just occurred. The initial investigation revealed that two actors armed with handguns had just robbed a subject at gunpoint. The victim stated that the actors were two black males; one was described to be in his twenties, thin build approximately 5'10', clean shaven and wearing a gray or white shirt and black pants. The second actor was described as, being a heavy build with a full beard wearing dark clothing. The victim stated the gun displayed was dark in color. The actors got into a silver colored Hyundai and fled the area at a high rate of speed. While officers were checking the area for the suspect vehicle they were advised that Marple Township Police were in foot pursuit of two suspects at West Chester Pike and New Ardmore Avenue in Marple Township. Haverford Township Police units did respond to that location. Marple police reported that they observed the silver Hyundai traveling westbound on West Chester Pike and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop and pulled into the parking lot of 2201 West Chester Pike Broomall. Both occupants exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers from Marple Township, Newtown Square Township, Springfield Township and Haverford Township established a perimeter in the area and initiated K-9 tracks. HTPD K9 Jango located 9mm black in a grass lot adjacent to 2201 West Chester Pike. Police located a black male subject hiding in an exterior basement stairwell of a residence. The subject was taken into custody without incident. HTPD K9 Jango located a second handgun in the rear yard where the … [Read more...]

CVS on West Chester Pike Robbed on Xmas

UPDATE: Lower Merion and Haverford Police have nabbed this suspect and elicited a confession: Haverford Township Police just issued a press release containing a photo and information about a suspect who allegedly showed a gun and robbed the CVS this morning, December 25th, 2013 at 11:17 a.m. The police are asking for help identifying the suspect. Please take a look at the attachment, which contains a photo of the suspect. The text of the press release is as follows (copied exactly, their emphases):     On Christmas Day at 11:17 a.m., the below-pictured male robbed the CVS Store on West Chester Pike in Havertown. He is described as a light-complected black male in his 40's or 50's, approximately 5'9" to 6' tall with thin build. He showed the barrel of a gun from his coat pocket. The male departed in what appeared to be a dark- gray Toyota Corolla, last seen headed east on manoa Road toward Lower Merion Township. The gray Toyota has a broken passenger side-rear window, patched with plastic secured with white tape. Anyone with similar incidents or possible suspect identification is asked to contact Detective Matt Hufnal, Haverford Township Police Department, (610) 853-1298 x 1236, … [Read more...]