Armed Robbery, Car and Foot Chase, Arrest

policeman running down alley

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 black male had been located. The victim positively identified the subject as the actor who had robbed him at gunpoint. The suspect has been charged with; Robbery, Criminal Conspiracy to Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Disorderly Conduct, Persons not to Possess Firearms, Firearms not to be carried without a license, Altering or Obliterating Marks of Identification, Resisting Arrest, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The investigation is continuing by the Investigations Division of the Haverford Township Police Department. Anyone with information should contact Detective Jere Goodman of the Haverford Township Police Department Investigations Division at 610-853-1298 ext 1240.

This is an Official Press Release of the Haverford Township Police Department issued on the authority of Chief John F. Viola

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