VW Cabriolet Sought in Lansdale Hit-and-Run

The hit-and-run incident occurred Monday at Broad and Main streets in Lansdale around 2:50 p.m. The victim was a 53-year-old driver from Harleysville.

Lansdale Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a late 1990s to early 2000s model Volkswagen Cabriolet—it may be the suspect vehicle in a Monday hit-and-run at Main and Broad streets in Lansdale.

The suspect vehicle's rear window area of the convertible top has a patch or tape on it, as well as silver custom wheels, police said.

The hit-and-run occurred at 2:50 p.m., police said.

The victim was a 53-year-old woman from Harleysville, who was driving a 2003 Chevrolet, police said.

The woman told police she was stopped for a red light, south on N. Broad Street, ready to turn right onto West Main Street, police said.

While waiting for the light to change, a small, black, "rag top" vehicle, occupied by two white males, pulled up next to her vehicle on its driver's side, police said.

When the light turned green, the Volkswagen accelerated in front of her vehicle and began making a right turn, police said.

As the Volkswagen continued forward, it struck the 2003 Chevrolet on the driver's side, causing damage to the front fender, police said.

The driver of the Chevrolet followed the Volkswagen west on West Main Street and then northbound into the Madison Parking Lot, police said.

Upon reaching North Wood Street, the driver of the suspect vehicle turned south onto Wood Street, traveling in the wrong direction on a one-way street to West Main Street, police said. The Volkswagen then turned west onto Main Street again.

Lansdale Police obtained surveillance pictures of the suspect vehicle.

Call Lansdale Police at 215-368-1801 with any information on the vehicle, its location or its owner. 

Geoff Heldon April 22, 2013 at 04:16 AM
This is why there should be a license plate on both sides of the car.


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