Lansdale Arrests Suspect in 2011 Convenience Store Robbery

Jurell Smalls, 20, of East Third Street, was nabbed in a separate incident on drug charges as well on September 22. He remains incarcerated at Montgomery County Prison

Police have arrested a Lansdale man for his alleged role in the September 2011 robbery of Famous Grocery Store on West Main Street.

He was also charged in a separate incident where a search warrant was conducted on his home for alleged drug violations.

Jurell Smalls, 20, of the 100 block of East Third Street, was one of the actors involved in the September 5, 2011 armed robbery of Famous Grocery convenience store at 21 W. Main Street, police said.

Two men robbed the store, police said, with one firing a gun, according to the clerk on duty. The clerk was not injured, but robbers made off with about $400 cash, police said.

Smalls is charged with the following:

  • Felony Robbery, First Degree
  • Felony Robbery, Second Degree
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking (Misdemeanor)
  • Possession of an Instrument of Crime (Misdemeanor)
  • Simple Assault (Misdemeanor)
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person (Misdemeanor)

Small was arraigned before District Judge Christopher Cerski of Elkins Park, and bail was set at $75,000 cash, police said. Smalls remains incarcerated at Montgomery County Prison in lieu of bail.

A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 16 at noon.

Lansdale Police look to make a second arrest in the Famous Grocery robbery this week. 

On the same day he was charged in the 2011 robbery, Smalls was also charged for drug violations in a separate incident.

On Sept. 22, at 2 p.m., Lansdale Police served a search warrant on Smalls' home on the 100 block of East Third Street.

An investigation began in March 2012 after information was received that Smalls was allegedly selling Oxycodone from his home, police said.

Surveillance was conducted and an informant made a controlled purchase of Oxycodone at Smalls' home in April 2012, police said.

In August 2012, police received, and confirmed, information that a juvenile resident at the home was growing marijuana plants in the backyard, police said.

During the search, several marijuana plants were seized, along with Oxycodone pills, marijuana, paraphernalia and cash.

In this incident, Smalls is charged with the following:

  • Felony Possession With Intent to Distribute
  • Two Misdemeanor Counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor)
  • Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor) 

Smalls was arraigned before Cerski, who set bail at $25,000 cash, police said. 

Charges are pending against several other subjects present during the service of the warrant, police said.

Alicia H. October 02, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Young girl...Your name say's it all sweetie, you of should been fast asleep in bed on a Sunday at 11pm. If you wanted to come on here and make your Aunt look good by saying that she is also raises you, then you probably shouldn't admit that your 14yrs old on probation already, it doesn't really do justice to the Smalls name. I'm seeing a pattern here with in your family, do any of you do the right thing in life?
young girl October 02, 2012 at 11:54 PM
First of all my family is full of atheletes.. My cousing played football and got offerrd many scholarships.. N alica h.. Ur not my mom so foh! U honestly dont understand.. AND IM ON PROBATION FOR BEATING UP PPL FOR TALKIN SMACK ON MY FAMILY.SO THERE FORE U HAVE NO RIGHT TO COMMENT ON MY LIFE STYLE OR MY FAMILYS.. SP GET OVER YOUR SELF BITCH!
nofingway October 03, 2012 at 02:39 AM
yeah he messed up and robbed people, but that's no reason to say anything against him and his family. none of you truly know him or his family. so don't say anything at all.
John doe October 03, 2012 at 10:20 AM
The system is so messed up. There is really nothing more to say Jurel is a fool in my eyes. I hope this long bid that he is about to do really gonna open his eyes maybe.
Autodial October 03, 2012 at 11:53 AM
TOO FUNNY. "Yeah he messed up a robbed people, but that' no reason to say anything against him"? Did you think before typing that? Can you think? Robbing somone at gunpoint is a very good reason to say something against him. He's scum, and it sounds like you will be joining him in prison soon if you believe that his actions are acceptable.
Alicia H. October 03, 2012 at 05:25 PM
We're obviously commenting against children here and it's not going to go anywhere. I refuse as a 32 year old woman to argue with a 14 yr old ignorant ghetto, little girl that sounds like she's a bebe's kid, who can't even spell the word offered lol! Just so that all of you Jurell followers will understand the next thing I'm about to say, I'll spell out so you can understand it. i now the streetz be crazy yo!ims glad at nite whn i lays my hed dwn on my pillow thet mi n mi famly is safer know that 1 less ignornt person be off da streetz, thet way he cant mass up agin n hert some1 in da futre...fo sho! Lol...On to the next story!
Autodial October 03, 2012 at 06:40 PM
You be mad trippin, dog!
John doe October 03, 2012 at 07:44 PM
I lik ur grammer lol Alicia H.
jane doe October 04, 2012 at 06:55 AM
jane doe October 04, 2012 at 07:05 AM
Everybody wants to talk about the family without even knowing them.Well I do.Please do not have pity on Jurell because he lives in a single mother household.He choose that much like the other kids in that house because they can do whatever whenever they want.They all run the streets,flunk school, and do drugs.And both parents know this.punishment and consequences are given but not enforced.and as far as saying the mother is wonderful...she has allowed her house to be a hangout for all these punks when her latest boyfriend isn't being moved in and she not only was aware of the drugs in her house but has partaked in them herself.as far as I'm concerned the whole household needs help
jane doe October 04, 2012 at 07:27 AM
And@a friend....obviousely his mother shares her stash with you to be speaking so highly of her!
Alicia H. October 04, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Autodizzy! Ya kno how I roll, alwys straigt robbin peoples fo dey stuf. I just keep it reel! Lmao...Fo Sho! Alright seriously guys I'm done and you should be too! It’s a waste of finger energy. I'm sure we'll all be reunited again after all of these idiots who stuck up for this criminal have their own faces plastered on the Lansdale Patch for doing some needless random act of crime. You all know as well as I do that running from the cops doesn't make you an athlete hahaha!
Mommy October 06, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Alicia... it is definately sad. I don't live in Lansdale... but I have many friends and family that do. It does have a philly feel to it now. Ugh.
Mommy October 06, 2012 at 06:11 PM
We might not know your family... but we do know your cousins rap sheet now. Let me get this straight... You are 14 years old, know right from wrong... yet you're on probation. Hmmm... that math doesn't quite add up young girl. I'm sure that your aunt is a good person... if she's raising all those kids on her own, and working 18 hours a day... then she is a hard working, loving mother. Her son, however, does not follow his mothers ethics and is a shame. She works her butt off so that her family can survive. Now she is going to have to pay for a lawyer for her loser son because he was too lazy to get a job... instead he thinks it's more fun to rob businesses for $400, sell drugs and carry weapons. He was doing a bit more than smoking pot young girl. "because we are together and go down together"... makes sense.
Mommy October 06, 2012 at 06:13 PM
"atheletes"... def not full of scholars. If he was offered a football scholarship, then why is he sitting in jail right now with charges of armed robbery and drug dealing? Alicia H... sounds like young girl is trying to meet you on a back alley in Lansdale. haha.
Mommy October 06, 2012 at 06:14 PM
hahahahahahahahaha... this comment made my whole day complete!
young girl October 08, 2012 at 03:18 AM
im sorry but she does not partake in drugs ddddddddddddicckhead
Freedom October 11, 2012 at 07:52 PM
I can't believe u guys are so shallow ok wat ever he screwed up. And now he is learning his lesson . And if u people want to say something say it to me. Cuz I'm his lil bro and I no he is a loser we all no he made bad choices still let him be who ever he wants to be luv ya rell
FreeRell October 29, 2012 at 04:53 PM
lansdale isnt even bad yea ok rell messed up nd had some envolvement wit drugs tht dnt mean all of lansdale is bad. forreal he made a mistake and he is doin his time so stfu. FREE RELL
demon October 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM
I hope he Rots in jail.schemin nigger.
FreeRell November 08, 2012 at 02:47 PM
jane doe no tht doesnt mean tht just cuz she is speakin up for her. it means she respects her enough to not want her to be bad mouthed when her other 2 kids have to read this.
FreeRell November 08, 2012 at 02:49 PM
yu think yu know the family and no they dont all flunk school . the 2 younger brothers do average in school are both involved in after school sports tht if they failed school they wuldnt be allowed to be in. so get yer facts straight cuz you have kno idea what yer talkin about clearly.
FreeRell November 08, 2012 at 02:52 PM
support young girl. makayla these ppl are just assholes they dont know you or the family at all so just ignore then yu know rell marcus and mason. yu kno what they do not these ppl. they just have no idea they just gonna say stuff cuz they just wanna get yu worked up and get yu mad.
FreeRell November 08, 2012 at 02:54 PM
yer so disrespectful. how wuld yu like someone to come up to yu and start talkin about yer family callin then all sorta names? huh? start tellin yu tht they worthless? she understands her cuz fucked up. leave it at that yu dont need to talk shit about him when he aint even around to defend himself
FreeRell November 08, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Jurell made his mistakes in life he is doin his time for it now. cant we just leave it at tht? yu ppl are bein so disrepectful toward him when yu dont even kno him. yu want his younger brothers to not be 'ghetto little kids' but yer not really settin an example to change then either. then yu wonder why they come on here cursin yu out? maybe cuz yer runnin yer mouth about a person yu dnt kno anythin about. yu only kno what yu read. i am not defendin what he did. it was wrong we all get tht. but i am defendin him as a person cuz he isnt here to defend himself.
FreeRell November 08, 2012 at 03:01 PM
actions dont define who a person is. just the choices they made
ann November 12, 2012 at 08:57 AM
Jane Does...obviously does not know this family as she would not be posting false information ....she is outsider looking in...some of her post is true....some is false....I firmly believe that one should not judge others until you have walked in their shoes. Making false accusations simply must be to make yourself feel better. Jurell is in hands of courts now.....His family does not feel sorry for him...and is fully disappointed that such talented young man decided on the wrong road.....maybe next time he will choose wisely.....
ann November 12, 2012 at 09:06 AM
Remember...false slander is sueable in court....only having to prove that only 1 reasonable person would believe it to be true.
Autodial November 13, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Ann - Don't try practicing law. "Slander" is spoken. Since it is written, it's referred to as "libel". Of course, truth is a defense. Also, you have to prove the existance of damages. Since we are talking about an admitted drug user, dealer and armed robber, it may be difficult to injur his reputation.
Realist April 28, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Mistake? Free Rell? The nigga rob a store, keep his "gangsta" wanna be ads in prison. Pussy ass snitching fool too.


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