Trio Face Arraignments in Coin Shop Armed Robbery

AN EARLY MORNING, JANUARY 21ST ARMED ROBBERY AT A LANSDALE COIN STORE LANDS THREE MEN IN COUNTY COURT. POLICE SAY, GENE KULP, HIS COUSIN, 21-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL CRECIUN, AND 25-YEAR-OLD, ANTHONY HUGHES, CONSPIRED TO ROB HENS COINS ON MAIN STREET. POLICE SAY, KULP AND CRECIUN THREATENED THE OWNER WITH A KNIFE, AT ONE POINT, PUTTING HIM IN A CHOKE HOLD. THEY FLED THE BUSINESS WITH 95-HUNDRED DOLLARS WORTH OF COINS, WHICH THEY LATER ALLEGEDLY SOLD AT A SUPERMARKET. THE CAPPER COLLAPSED THE NEXT DAY, JANUARY 22ND, WHEN CRECIUN DECIDED TO APPPLY FOR A GUN PERMIT AT THE LANSDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT. POLICE SAY, CRECIUN WAS QUESTIONED ABOUT THE ROBBERY AND CONFESSED TO INVESTIGATORS. CRECIUN HAS A COURT DATE ON APRIL 10TH ARRIGNMENT, FOLLOWED BY KULP ON APRIL 24TH. HUGHES, THE ALLEGED GETAWAY DRIVER, WILL BE IN COURT MARCH 25TH.

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