Cops, Courts and Fire

Two Men Rob 7-Eleven Early Friday


Credit: Newtown Township police

Investigators are checking to see if an early Friday morning robbery at the 7-Eleven in Newtown Township is connected to a string of similar crimes in Philadelphia and nearby towns.

Police said the 7-Eleven on South Sycamore Street was robbed by two men who entered the store around 1:55 a.m. One of them displayed a gun and confronted the cashier.

The men made off with about $100 cash before they fled on foot.

A K-9 officer from the Lower Makefield Police Department was called to the scene and attempted to track the suspects.

Police said first suspect displayed a black handgun. He was wearing gloves, dark pants, a dark hooded sweatshirt with gray down the sides, tan work boots and had his face covered. The second suspect donned gloves, dark pants a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark shoes and also had his face covered.

Credit: Newtown Township police

Terrifying surveillance video shows the suspects storming the store. One suspect moves behind the counter and takes money from the registers while the other appears to act as a lookout.

Chief Rick Pasqualini told NewtownPANow.com that investigators are probing to see whether the robbery was linked to crimes committed recently in a similar manner by suspects in Philadelphia, Warminster and Upper Southampton.

PhillyVoice.com reported police suspect the seven previous robberies were linked based on suspect descriptions, timing and geographic proximity.

 

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact township police via CrimeWatch.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation’s Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama’s visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he’s not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there’s one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001