Jul 30, 2014

Hatboro Woman Allegedly Victim of Second Knifepoint Robbery

The armed robbery is the second reported to police in less than a month.

Hatboro Woman Allegedly Victim of Second Knifepoint Robbery

A 30-year-old mother who resides at the Livingstone apartment complex in Hatboro claimed that she was again robbed at knifepoint in her building. 

The woman, who Hatboro Police did not name, said the most recent armed robbery occurred Wednesday at about 11:15 a.m. in the common hallway of the apartment building, which is located in the 200 block of East County Line Road.

She reported to police that as she was exiting her apartment a male subject forced his way into her apartment and demanded money. The woman alleged that the man obtained a knife from her kitchen, threatened her and cut her with it on her abdomen. The subject allegedly fled after taking a gold necklace from the woman. Police recovered the knife that was allegedly used on the kitchen table in the apartment. The wound appeared superficial and although the was dispatched to the scene, the woman refused medical treatment, police said. 

 was under lock down for a short time as a precaution while police, including a canine unit from Warminster, looked for potential suspects.

. Police released a sketch of that suspect, based on the woman's description. The woman has advised police that she is not sure if today’s suspect is the same man who allegedly robbed her last month. Police Chief James Gardner said he was not going to comment on or "pass judgment" on her credibility. 

Gardner said there have not been any other similar incidents in Hatboro or surrounding areas recently. 

During an interview with police, the woman could not provide any description of today's suspect, other than that he was wearing blue gloves and spoke Spanish. She alleged that the individual told her not to look at him.

Police canvassed the apartment complex shortly after the incident was reported and no one present reported seeing anything unusual. Anyone who may have knowledge of either incident is asked to contact the at 215-675-2832.



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