January 30, 2016
Armed Robbery & Arrest – Pet Valu Store, 1627 The Fairway, Jenkintown
Abington Township Police Chief William J. Kelly announces the arrest of Robert Ameen YOUNG, Jr. of Philadelphia for robbery, carrying a firearm without a license, theft, fleeing and eluding police, terroristic threats and various other related charges.
On the evening of Friday January 29, 2016 there was one male employee working in the Pet Valu Store. At 8:15 PM there were no customers in the store and a man wearing a “fluffy” coat and with his face concealed by a ski mask entered the store. The employee walked to the end of the aisle and greeted the man and the employee immediately saw that the man was holding a silver colored handgun in his right hand. The man said to the employee; “where’s the register”, and “give me the money!” The man also repeated several times; “don’t do anything stupid!” The employee walked to the register with his hands up followed by the man with the gun. The employee opened the register and the man removed an undisclosed amount of cash and placed it in his pocket. The male then quickly exited the store and the employee called 9-1-1.
A responding Abington Police Officer saw a green Cadillac occupied by one male driving through the Fairway Shopping Center parking lot. The Officer attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled at a high rate of speed through the parking lot towards the Walgreens Pharmacy. The Cadillac abruptly stopped near the entrance to Walgreens. The male driving the Cadillac got out of the car and put his hands up and started running. The Officer chased him and when the male lost his footing the Officer was able to take him into custody without further incident and without any injuries. A search of the Cadillac pursuant to a search warrant located a loaded handgun and the stolen money.
NOTE: CRIMINAL CHARGES AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREOF ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDENTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.
Approved for Release by:
Deputy Chief John A. Livingood