Po­lice charge sus­pect in Turkey Hill rob­bery

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LOWER POTTSGROVE » Po­lice have arrested a sus­pect wanted in con­nec­tion with the July 3 rob­bery of a con­ve­nience store.

Po­lice have charged Miquel Dwayne John­son Jr., 36, of Lower Pottsgrove, af­ter a rob­bery in­ves­ti­ga­tion at a Turkey Hill.

On July 3, at ap­prox­i­mately 2:40 a.m., Lower Pottsgrove Town­ship Po­lice re­sponded to a rob­bery at the Turkey Hill store #260 at 3051 E. High St. Of­fi­cers ar­rived at the store and dis­cov­ered the fe­male store clerk was in­jured and bleed­ing se­verely from her hand. The clerk re­ported that a black male en­tered the store and that she was at­tacked by the same male. The sus­pect, later iden­ti­fied as John­son, de­manded money from the clerk while dis­play­ing a knife. The clerk went to the reg­is­ter and tried to open the reg­is­ter, dur­ing which time the sus­pect at­tacked her again and she was cut on three fin­gers by the sus­pect’s knife, po­lice said. The the sus­pect then took all of the cash and change from the reg­is­ter and fled the store trav­el­ling west in front of the store.

The store clerk was taken by Good­will Am­bu­lance to Pottstown Hospi­tal for treat­ment of her in­juries.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cers were able to re­view the store sur­veil­lance cam­era footage and the sus­pect was ob­served en­ter­ing the store wear­ing a white Tshirt, tan cargo shorts, and gray col­ored shoes, ac­cord­ing to author­i­ties.

Through the course of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, John­son was de­vel­oped as a sus­pect af­ter he was ob­served wear­ing the same cloth­ing as the sus­pect sev­eral hours prior to the rob­bery and again sev­eral hours af­ter the rob­bery. A search was con­ducted at John­son’s home, 2120 Buchert Road, Apart­ment #185, on July 3. Po­lice said dur­ing the search, a cloth­ing con­sis­tent with that worn by the sus­pect in the rob­bery was re­cov­ered. Also re­cov­ered from the home was a fixed-blade knife con­sis­tent with that used in the as­sault.

Lower Pottsgrove Po­lice De­tec­tives in­ter­viewed John­son about his al­leged in­volve­ment in this rob­bery. John­son con­fessed to rob­bing the Turkey Hill and ad­mit­ted he was armed with the knife dur­ing the rob­ber, po­lice said.

John­son was sub­se­quently charged with rob­bery, ag­gra­vated as­sault, sim­ple as­sault, theft, re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty, pos­sess­ing an in­stru­ment of crime and reck­lessly en­dan­ger­ing an­other per­son. He was trans­ferred to the Mont­gomery County Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity to await pro­cess­ing and ar­raign­ment on the charges.


Miquel Dwayne John­son Jr., 36, of Lower Pottsgrove

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