Armed Robbery Arrest
Incident # 18-043917
On November 13, 2018 at 1:10 AM, a male attempted to enter the 7-11 store at 362 Easton Rd. in the Glenside section of Abington Township. The male was wearing a white mask and was holding a dark object down to his side. When the subject realized that the door was locked, he ran towards Keswick Avenue. Seeing this, the store clerk called 9-1-1. An Abington Officer, who arrived quickly to the scene, observed a vehicle on Keswick Avenue, and saw that the driver had a white object around his neck. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to stop and fled from the officer. Officers pursued the suspects vehicle to Jenkintown Road and then north on Highland Avenue. The vehicle was stopped after another officer deployed spike strips and two of its tires were deflated. The suspect jumped out of the now disabled vehicle and fled on foot. Officers gave chase and were able to apprehend the suspect in the 1200 block of Old York Rd. A fully loaded, stolen handgun was recovered from the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect was identified as Tajmir FORD, 19 years of age, from the 7100 block of Andrews Avenue in Philadelphia. FORD is charged with robbery, firearms violations, and fleeing and eluding police. The investigation quickly determined that a second male was involved, acting in the capacity of a lookout during the robbery attempt. That suspect was apprehended a short time later, and is identified as Kierre KENNEDY, 21 years of age, from the 1100 block of E. Sharpnack Street in Philadelphia. KENNEDY is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. Both suspects are in police custody and will be arraigned later today.
CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREOF, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.
Approved for Release by~ Lt. Steven Fink