July 14, 2021
Armed Robbery of Pedestrian
On July 11, 2021, at 2:06 AM, Abington Police responded to a call for service in the 1600 block of Rockwell Rd. in Abington. Officers arrived to find an 18-year-old male victim, bleeding profusely from his head. The initial investigation revealed that the victim was not stabbed, but struck in the face with a handgun during a robbery. The victim stated an unknown male demanded money from him, and then struck him in the face with a handgun. The victim was transported by ambulance to Abington Jefferson Hospital. A short time later, officers located a second victim, who reported that he was friends with the first victim, and they had been walking to meet some other friends. He reported that he saw two males with hoodies and ski masks approach them and he ran. A second suspect chased this victim and caught up to him on the porch of a home. The victim described this suspect as a black male with a medium complexion, wearing a ski mask, hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and red shoes. The suspect pointed a black handgun with a laser sight at him and said, “Give that shit up.” The suspect stole the victim’s cash and his sneakers, before fleeing the area. The injured victim was treated and released from the hospital.
There are indications that the suspects may have been known to the victims, and that this was not a random assault. This crime is actively being investigate. Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Abington Township Police Department’s Detective Division at (267)536-1100.
CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREFORE, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.
Approved for Release by~
Lt. Steven Fink