Being a loyal customer is good, but not in Mark Breeden's case.
say the 53-year-old Levittown man robbed a 7-Eleven store where he was a frequent customer,
locked the clerk in the bathroom and stole his car.
Falls Township Police tracked him down two days later by viewing surveillance video from a shopping trip Breeden made to the store just weeks before he robbed its clerk at gunpoint.
According to information from the Falls Township Police Department, Breeden robbed the 7-Eleven on New Falls Road shortly before 5 a.m. Friday. He held a semiautomatic handgun to the clerk’s back and ordered that he open the register, police said.
stealing $380 from the register, Breeden tied the victim’s hands up, asked him
for his car keys and barricaded him in the bathroom, police said. The clerk
was able to free himself from the bathroom just time to see the robber leaving
the parking lot in his car, according to police information.
The victim told police he believed the robber was a frequent customer.
Two days after the crime, the victim provided officers with surveillance video from two weeks prior, which showed Breeden shopping at the convenience store with the same Penn State hat as the suspect.
Police identified him as Breeden and said they have had numerous encounters with him in the past. The victim was shown a photo lineup and was able to identify Breeden as the suspect responsible for the robbery, police said.
facing charges for robbery,
theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, possession of an
instrument of crime, terroristic threats, simple assault and reckless