At­tempted armed rob­bery al­leged

The Morning Call - - LOCAL/STATE NEWS -

A New York man was ar­rested Satur­day af­ter­noon in Al­len­town af­ter an at­tempted armed rob­bery on the 500 block of North Mohr Street, po­lice said.

An­drew Birch-Julbe, 26, of the Bronx was sent to Le­high County Jail un­der $100,000 bail on charges that in­clude at­tempted rob­bery, firearms of­fenses and tres­pass, ac­cord­ing to court records.

Po­lice said they were called at 1:10 p.m. to the street, where a man re­ported he was ap­proached by a man with a gun. Of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered Birch-Julbe hid­ing in the area and he fled, ditch­ing the loaded hand­gun as he ran away, po­lice said.

Po­lice said they took BirchJulbe into cus­tody with­out in­ci­dent at a nearby home on the 500 block of North Penn Street.

— Ri­ley Yates

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