Arrest in Alleged Gun Incident; Knifepoint Robbery Reported

The man arrested for an alleged gun incident was taken into custody by the same officer in 2002.


Bristol police on Thursday night arrested a 29-year-old man accused of committing a robbery with gun. Slightly more than an hour later, police responded to a reported knifepoint robbery.   

Robbery Involving a Gun

Philadelphia resident Chad Braun was arrested just after 9 p.m. in the area of Fourth and New York avenues in the Croydon section of the township. Court records show that he was a resident of Croydon as recently as February 2012.

The 29-year-old was charged with robbery, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and possessing instrument of a crime, according to police and court dockets.

The incident that led to arrest is stated by records to have happened on Thursday.

Ironically, the officer who arrested Braun on Thursday also arrested him in July 2002 for receiving stolen property and traffic charges. Records show charges in that case were nolle prosequi, which means charges were not prosecuted.

Braun was arraigned by Judge John Waltman; bail was set at 10 percent of $50,000.00.

As of Monday afternoon, he remained in county jail.

Knifepoint Robbery

About an hour and twenty minutes after Braun’s arrest, police were called to the 700 block of Veterans Highway for a reported knifepoint robbery.

The victim told officers a white male pulled a knife and demanded money. Fearing injury, the victim got away from the knife-wielding subject and managed to call police.

The suspect is described as being 5-foot-8 with a light scruffy beard. He was carrying a red and white bag wearing baggy jeans and a black winter jacket with “Northface” on the back in white letters, police said.


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