Saturday, April 2, 2011
A look back at this week's top news stories.
The following stories were featured on Upper Southampton Patch during the week ending April 2: Fire Devastates Churchville Inn: An early morning blaze ripped through the second floor of the popular Southampton restaurant. Wachovia Bank On County Line Road Robbed: Cops stop suspect's van off Bustleton Avenue. Cops Still Searching For Suspect in Wachovia Bank Robbery: Suspect fled on foot as police catch his car off Bustleton Avenue. PECO Says Large Bird Caused Power Outage: A bird flew into electrical equipment Tuesday evening, causing blackouts in several neighborhoods throughout the township.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Suspect fled on foot as police catch his car off Bustleton Avenue.
According to Upper Moreland Police Chief Thomas Nestel, at 1:15 p.m., a lone, white male in a white sweatshirt, was reported to have robbed the Wachovia Bank, at 2090 E. County Line Road in Huntingdon Valley. The suspect then fled with an unverified amount of money in what was described as an older, green Dodge work van. Twenty to 25 minutes after the bank robbery, Bryn Athyn Chief of Police Glenn Coffin saw the van traveling east-bound along Byberry Road, according to Nestel. Coffin attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect sped away, with Coffin then in hot pursuit. The car chase ended in the Philmont Heights section of Philadelphia, where the suspect was able to lose his pursuant and abdon his vehicle, further fleeing on foot. …
Cops catch suspect off Bustleton Avenue.
According to Breaking News Network (BNN), at 1:42 p.m., the Upper Moreland Police Department were in pursuit of a green cargo van wanted for a bank robbery in the area. The pursuit was in the area of Bustleton Avenue. The Wachovia Bank offices at 2090 E. County Line Road, in Huntingdon Valley was robbed, according to police. The police located the vehicle off of Bustleton Avenue, near Giffords Street, at 1:49 p.m., according to BNN. The alleged robber fled on foot and K-9 units were requested to assist. It is unknown if the perp was armed. The pursuit ended as the alleged robber entered Philadelphia. It was stopped, according to BNN, at Bustleton and the Boulevard. Anyone with more information should contact the Upper Moreland Police …