Abington CVS robbed, suspect apprehended with K9 help after foot chase

Patch reported that Abington police responded to a robbery at the CVS on Moreland Road just before midnight Saturday evening. The suspect, Jerome Sanders, 34, told store employees that he was armed, took the cash till, and fled the scene in a car.

After being spotted by an Abington officer, Sanders exited his vehicle and fled on foot. A K9 unit from the Lower Merion Police Department was brought in after officers had set up a perimeter. Officers pursued Sanders through the backyards of homes along Runnymede Avenue, and a police dog helped apprehend him after he was spotted near SEPTA railroad tracks.

According to court records, Sanders is being charged with two felony counts of robbery and conspiracy as well as misdemeanor counts of theft by unlawful taking, conspiracy, receiving stolen property, loitering, and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.

For more coverage on the chase and the suspect’s legal penalties, you can read Patch’s article here.