Pedestrian Robbed in Lansdale, Two Men At-Large

A pedestrian was robbed by two suspects at Seventh Street and Maple Avenue in Lansdale Wednesday afternoon

A pedestrian was assaulted and robbed of his backpack by two men at around 2:30 p.m. in Lansdale at Seventh Street and Maple Avenue.

Both suspects remain at-large, according to police.

Sgt. Mike Trail of Lansdale Police told The Reporter that two suspects were detained by police: one at the train station and the other outside Walgreens at West Main Street and Valley Forge Road.

Both suspects told the police they were not involved, were eliminated as suspects and were released, according to The Reporter.

According to Trail in the article, one suspect fled the scene on foot towards the Lansdale train station, and the other left the scene in a White Ford vehicle.     

Call Lansdale Police at (215) 368-1801 with information.

Steven Long August 08, 2012 at 08:56 PM
More thefts in the Lansdale section of Philadelphia! What a shame!
Dave Lupino August 08, 2012 at 09:37 PM
I feel the same Steve it won't be long before were caged in are own homes or if we go out to be suited in Kevlar shields and assault rifles just to go to your car I'm remember this town as a happy vibrant exciting and a thrill just to see what we had at one time but these thugs have taken over the streets shops ruined stirs owners lively hoods etc it's pathetic
Dave Lupino August 08, 2012 at 10:02 PM
I know the funds are limited here from this town . But I think it would be best to consider cameras in areas that are the most visited instead of making and closing streets and alleys that have been here for over a century I'm sure the tax payers here would consider a little bit more taxes instead of being threatened by unnessacary violence
Mark August 09, 2012 at 01:47 AM
I drove by there at that time, and I didn't see anything. There was alot of traffic also, I find it very hard to believe that could of happened and no one saw anything. Were there any witnesses?
B August 09, 2012 at 01:52 AM
I drove past around 240 and there was an ambulance and 2 police officers standing at the curb with a guy in a red shirt. The fence to the house looked a little beat up and the guy looked shooken up.was in traffic so couldn't see much other then that.
Fred Donaldson August 09, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Police have no description of the assailants?
Theodore J. Leichner August 09, 2012 at 06:51 PM
What's in the backpack?
ilovelansdale August 13, 2012 at 05:32 PM
I have a feeling it was not books in the backpack
Think B4 U Speak November 01, 2012 at 04:13 AM
This town is going downhill quickly. I grew up here, was married and moved away, 15 years later I come back to a totally different town. It amazes me how at 11PM and later I see children roaming around the streets in "gangs". I love Lansdale and have three children of my own to raise, my wife and I know exactly where our children are at ALL times, our friends think we are overprotective, but THIS kind of story is just the reason why. I think more PARENTS should be held accountable for their children's actions as well, not just the children. I see too many people that have kids and they want to be friends, I'm sorry but you need to be a PARENT FIRST! As for the crime, Lansdale PD can only be in so many places at once, and I believe they do a great job. I just would like to see a more strict curfew and if they are caught, give them some community service to perform we have plenty of trash in our parks that needs to be picked up. Maybe that will get their attention instead of a slap on the wrist!


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