Arrest made in case of Dec. robbery at Anna’s Linens in Germantown

Within three weeks of a Dec. 1 armed robbery at the Anna’s Linens store in Germantown’s Chelten Plaza, police said they were looking for a 39-year-old Logan man in connection with the crime.

On Monday, they confirmed that suspect Tony Robinson had been taken into custody in Delaware last week.

In the case, surveillance cameras recorded the robber entering the store wearing a leather Philadelphia Eagles jacket and, after purchasing chair pads, he “displayed a black semi-automatic handgun in his waistband and demanded the employee give him the money from the cash register,” according to police.

He then ran off with an unspecified amount of cash, and the chair pads he’d purchased. It was the second armed robbery in the shopping center in three months.

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According to a police press release, Robinson, 39, of the 4900 block of Warnock St., was arrested in Delaware by the Philadelphia Police Department’s Fugitive Task Force on Feb. 11.

Robinson is charged with robbery and related offenses. A NewsWorks examination of court records found that he had a rather lenghty criminal history.

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