Friday, March 22, 2013
John Fitch and James Buchanan elementary schools were placed on lockdown as Bristol Township police officers searched for the alleged bandit on Friday.
Bristol Township police confirmed reports from readers on the Levittown Patch Facebook page that a store had been robbed on Haines Road on Friday. Reported to be armed, the robber hit the Nu-Way Pharmacy and was last seen behind the nearby 7-Eleven. James Buchanan and John Fitch elementary schools were placed on lockdown as officers searched for the suspect. The incident comes just days after the robbery of the Windsor Pharmacy earlier this week. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The robbery occurred last Thursday at the store located at New Falls Road and Veterans Highway.
The Middletown Police Department has released photos taken from video surveillance footage from last week's robbery of the 7-Eleven store located on New Falls Road and Veterans Highway. On the morning of Feb. 28, a man walked into the store, told the clerk he had a gun and would shoot him, but he did not display a weapon. The suspect left the scene with a small amount of money, according to police. The individual was described by police as a white male, 20 to 30 years of age, wearing a dark gray sweatshirt and light gray sweatpants. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call detectives at 215-750-3845.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Store at New Falls Road and Veterans Highway in Levittown was robbed early Thursday morning.
A man claiming to have a gun walked into the 7-Eleven at New Falls Road and Veterans Highway in Levittown early Thursday morning and robbed the place, police said. No gun was displayed, but the man told the cashier he would shoot him, a press release from Middletown authorities said. The individual made off with a small amount of money and fled to the right of the store at 3:25 a.m., police said. Investigators said they believe the man may have had a getaway vehicle nearby. The individual was described by police as a white male, 20 to 30 years of age, wearing a dark gray sweatshirt and light gray sweatpants. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call detectives at 215-750-3845. Hours prior and down the street, the Big Lots in …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Bristol Borough police are looking for a man who stole a woman's purse in the Walmart in Bristol Borough.
Police in Bristol Borough are looking for a man who knocked a woman to the ground and stole her purse Monday night. The strong-arm robbery occurred at the Walmart on Commerce Circle at 7:31 p.m., police said. A suspect knocked the female victim to the ground and stole her purse. He then fled toward Veterans Highway (Route 431) through the Bristol Cemetery, police said. The suspect is described by officials as being a stocky black male between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-7. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a green drawn-string, according to a police press release. The purse and wallet was valued at $120 and contained $6 in cash. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone every day …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Middletown police are looking for a couple who may have been the victims of a strong-armed robbery attempt.
Police are looking for a couple who witnesses say are the victims of a strong-armed robbery attempt Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of the Oxford Valley Mall in Middletown. "Witnesses reported seeing three male subjects approach a couple in the parking lot of the mall and attempt to pull a cellular telephone from the hands of a male victim," police said. The suspects were unable to get the phone from the man. According to authorities, the three individuals fled the area in a silver Pontiac Grand Am. The incident happened just before 2:45 p.m. Investigators report they have possible suspects in mind, but the victims have no come forward at this point. Middletown police request the victims in the robbery attempt contact them at 215-750-…
Friday, February 1, 2013
The car stolen last Friday after a knifepoint robbery in Bristol Township was recovered Thrusday in Trenton.
Bristol Township police say they have recovered the 1996 gray Oldsmobile Cutlass that was stolen after a knifepoint robbery last week at a laundromat in the 1600 block of Haines Road. Lt. Terry Hughes said the vehicle was recovered across the Delaware River in Trenton, N.J. on Thursday. Detectives are expected to test the car for prints and search it for evidence, Hughes said. The car was taken by a two people last Friday night after a knifepoint robbery outside a laundromat. No one was hurt, but the victim lost cash, car keys and a cell phone, police said. Mario Bianchi, 35, and his fiance Katherine Swaim, 27, both of Falls Township, were booked by local authorities this week for two similar crimes. Hughes said Bristol Township …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A request to borrow a cell phone ended with a knifepoint robbery and car theft in Bristol Township.
A woman had her car stolen after she was held up at knifepoint Friday night in a Bristol Township laundromat. According to police, the victim was doing wash at the laundromat in the 1600 block of Haines Road when a slender white woman approached her and asked to borrow her cell phone so she could call for a taxi. The unsuspecting victim offered to dial the number for the woman, who then pulled a paring knife and robbed her. The suspect got away with the phone, $15 in cash and the victim's car keys, Lt. Terry Hughes said. When the victim looked outside, she saw the suspect get into her 1996 gray Oldsmobile Cutlass with a white male passenger, Hughes said. The car drove away north on Haines Road, he added. The female suspect is described as…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Falls Township Police Department is investigating two armed robberies that occurred late last week.
Falls Township Police are investigating two armed robberies that both occurred Friday, Jan. 18 within the same hour. At about 9:03 p.m., a white male wearing a puffy blue jacket entered the Game Stop in the Fairless Hills Shopping Center and ordered everyone to the ground and the point of a black revolver. He then removed an unknown amount of money from the cash register and was last seen fleeing on foot toward the old Walmart. Anyone with information is being asked to call Detective O’Connell at 215-949-9100. Then, at about 9:51 p.m., three black males entered the Subway at Plaza Two Shopping Center in Morrisville. They produced hand guns and then sprayed the clerk in the face with some kind of liquid, which police suspect was pepper …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
According to police, an armed robbery occurred on Cherry Lane in Bristol Township on Tuesday.
Bristol Township police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Tuesday evening in the 100 block of Cherry Lane in the Crabtree neighborhood of Levittown. A man was attacked outside his home and hit several times with a handgun, police told PhillyBurbs.com. Police said the suspect took "miscellaneous" items from the victim during the evning attack. Click here for all the latest crime news on Levittown Patch The white male suspect is decribed in further detail on PhillyBurbs. In recent weeks, several armed robberies have happened throughout the township. The Taco Bell was robbed and several residents accosted at gunpoint in the final days of 2012. Just days into the new year, a gunpoint robbery happened on Pearl Buck Road. The …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Joseph Canazaro co-owned Finn McCool's in Ambler. Suspects believed to have fled in victims' pickup truck; described as armed and dangerous
Update, 5:03 p.m. The last murder that occurred in Hilltown Township was in 1990 at 12 Key Drive, when Eric Motis stabbed his neighbor Louise C. Hoopes, 42, a secretary at Grand View Hospital, and her sons Douglas, 16, and Daniel, 14, in their beds. Motis, 26, committed suicide in prison in 1998. Motis was facing three life sentences after pleading guilty at trial in 1991. Update, 4:23 p.m. The Reporter reports the black pickup truck has been located in Upper Bucks County. The truck has been located behind Quakertown Plaza Shopping Center on the 1400 block of West Broad Street in Quakertown. Update, 4:14 p.m. Chief Chris Engelhart has identified the victim as Joseph Canazaro, 48. Canazaro lived at the Swartley Road home with his girlfriend…