Suspect Never Showed Gun, But Threatened Use During Robbery
Lansdale Borough Police are looking for an armed bandit who hit the Lansdale pawn shop on North Broad Street, just after 11am Tuesday. Police say the suspect threatened the owner with a weapon, but never showed the firearm, saying he had it with him in a knapsack. The suspect is described as a black male, 6-feet with a medium build in his early 30’s. He had a chin beard, wearing blue jeans and a dark blue hoodie over his head. He made off with an unknown amount of money and jewelry. No one was injured. anyone with information is urged to call Lansdale Borough Police. The suspect fled the scene northbound on North Broad street.
Franconia House Fire Caused by Discarded Ashes
A Franconia Township home isn’t totally gutted, but it will take time to repair what out-of-control flames did to the home in a short period of time. It happened Monday, just before 6pm. Fire officials say, the homeowner dumped ashes from a wood stove outside the home on the 700 block of Springshire road. The wind carried the ashes toward the home and garage. Firefighters were forced to use foam to beat down the flames, but a minivan would be burned along with two lawnmowers. Flames swarmed the garage. No one was injured as a result of the fire.