The Abington Township Police Department announced this afternoon that two suspects in an attempted robbery early this morning in Glenside.
According to a statement from the Abington Township Police Department, “On November 13, 2018, at 1:10 AM, a male attempted to enter the 7-11 store at 362 Easton Road 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,” the statement continued. “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,” according to the statement. “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 Road.”
The Abington Township Police Department reports that “a fully loaded, stolen handgun was recovered from the suspect’s vehicle.”
The suspect arrested on Old York Road was identified by the police department as “Mr. Tajmir Ford, 19 years of age, from the 7100 block of Andrews Avenue in Philadelphia. Mr. Ford [was] 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,” according to the statement from the Abington Township Police Department. “That suspect was apprehended a short time later, and is identified as Mr. Kierre Kennedy, 21 years of age, from the 1100 block of East Sharpnack Street in Philadelphia. Mr. Kennedy [was] charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.”
Information about this alleged crime was detailed on Facebook:
As noted by the Abington Township Police Department, “Criminal charges, and any discussion thereof, are merely allegations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.”
Photographs and Facebook Page are courtesy of the Abington Police Department, 2018.