WestCon­shohocken tav­ern­robbed

The Colonial - - FRONT PAGE - By Os­car Gam­ble

West Con­shohocken po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an armed rob­bery that took place Fri­day morn­ing, Aug. 22, at Bag­gat­away Tav­ern, lo­cated at 31 Front St.

Ac­cord­ing to state­ments given by three em­ploy­ees, two black male sus­pects — one ap­prox­i­mately 40 years old, with a trimmed beard and slim build, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, and the other, in his 20s, also slim, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, both wear­ing dark cloth­ing and hood­ies pulled tight to their faces — en­tered the es­tab­lish­ment shortly af­ter the last pa­tron left around 2 a.m. The older sus­pect pointed a sil­ver re­volver at two male em­ploy­ees and or­dered them to get on the ground while the younger sus­pect or­dered a fe­male em­ployee to open a cash reg­is­ter.

The sus­pects took close to $1,000 in cash, a bank bag and a tip jar. They con­fis­cated the em­ploy­ees’ cell­phones and or­dered them into the base­ment, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

About 10 min­utes later, af­ter hear­ing a ve­hi­cle drive away, the em­ploy­ees emerged from the base­ment and called 911.

No one was in­jured in the in­ci­dent.

Po­lice were able to track one of the em­ploy­ees’ cell­phones to ap­prox­i­mately a mile east of the Con­shohocken exit on In­ter­state 76 where it was found on the side of the road­way along with the phone of an­other em­ployee, which was lo­cated about 50 feet away. The third cell­phone was not re­cov­ered.

The Mont­gomery County De­tec­tives Crime Scene Unit is pro­cess­ing the phones for any foren­sic ev­i­dence, and footage from area video sur­veil­lance is be­ing re­viewed.

The Con­shohocken, Up­per Me­rion, Bridge­port and Lower Me­rion po­lice re­sponded to the scene and as­sisted in a search for the sus­pects.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the rob­bery is urged to con­tact De­tec­tive Carfagno at 610-940-5842.

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