Cops, Courts and Fire

Attempted Robbery At Newtown Twp. Pharmaceutical Company

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Two men fled after attempting to rob a large pharmaceutical firm in Newtown Township. 

Police said they responded around 4:35 a.m. to KVK Tech on Campus Drive, the former Lockheed Martin campus, for a reported robbery in progress. 

Security staff working overnight said they encountered two men who had entered the facility and demanded to know the location of drugs on site. The security guards advised the men the site did not have any drugs, police said. 

The security staff were shoved into an office and threatened. The two suspects told them to remain there for a period of time or they would be shot, police said. 

The two suspects then fled the facility on foot. 

Credit: Newtown Township police

The first suspect was described by police as an approximately 5-foot-8 black male of thin build. The second suspect was a roughly 6-foot-tall black man wearing a construction hard hat. 

Detectives said they learned one of the suspect had accessed the property recently and attempted to enter the building. 

Anyone with information has been asked to contact police through CrimeWatch.

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Tom Sofield

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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: Phone: 215-431-1001