Robbery blotter: Sticky fingers land some in jail, police search for others

    Weekend robberies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware leave some in custody and other still at large.

     

    Home invasion: Two masked gunmen targeted a lotto winner in his home early Friday morning. The two men allegedly confronted a 21-year-old Frankford resident, forced him into his residence, tied him up with a shoelace and made away with about $15,000 that was stored in a safe. NBC10 reports that the victim was not injured and police continue to investigate.

    Retail: Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole cigarettes, beer, money and lotto tickets from three different stores in Philadelphia and Bensalem. NBC10 has footage of surveillance videos from earlier this month that captures the perpetrator’s multiple smash and grabs. He made away with $4,500 worth of cigarettes and a six-pack of Miller Lite in Bensalem and $150 in cash and an unknown amount of lottery tickets on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.

    Attempted bank robbery: An unidentified man allegedly rushed a bank teller and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash early Saturday morning at the PNC Bank on the 6800 block of Frankford Avenue. NBC10 reports he was apprehended by officers moments later.

    Residential: Bensalem Police responded to four separate reports of residential burglaries on Friday, reports Phillyburbs.com. Homeowners reported missing items including a laptop, digital cameras and a GPS system. A Visa gift card and $40 in cash that included $2 bills was also taken. The robber allegedly used the gift card and the two-dollar bills at a nearby hotel. The manager of the hotel identified the man who was caught and charged with 21 felonies related to his role in a series of burglaries.

    Guns and jewelry: Two Delaware men are facing more than 50 charges for allegedly stealing guns and jewelry from multiple homes in Milford and Houston, Delaware, reports ABC6. The men were apprehended at a Motel 8 and are now being held at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.

    Marijuana: Glassboro, New Jersey police responded to a report of an assault on Friday evening where the accused fled the scene in a Toyota Camry, reports NJ.com. When officers stopped the vehicle they discovered the incident was a drug deal gone wrong. One of the men attempted to rob the other of his marijuana. Both men are being held at Gloucester County jail.

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