Two charged for al­leged roles in at­tempted armed rob­bery

Times Chronicle & Public Spirit - - NEWS - By Thomas Celona [email protected]­tu­ry­media. com @thoma­scelona on Twit­ter

ABING­TON >> Two men have been charged af­ter al­legedly at­tempt­ing to rob a Glen­side 7-Eleven — a plot foiled by the fact the store’s front door was locked.

A em­ployee at the 7-Eleven at 362 Easton Road, Glen­side, called 911 to re­port a masked man had at­tempted to en­ter the store Nov. 13 at 1:10 a.m., ac­cord­ing to Abing­ton po­lice. He was wear­ing a white mark and hold­ing a “dark ob­ject” to his side. Re­al­iz­ing the store door was locked, he then fled to­ward Keswick Av­enue.

Abing­ton po­lice re­sponded to the scene and ob­served a man with a white ob­ject around his neck driv­ing on Keswick Av­enue, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. An of­fi­cer at­tempted to stop the ve­hi­cle, but the driver fled. Of­fi­cers pur­sued the ve­hi­cle to Jenkintown Road and then High­land Av­enue.

Af­ter po­lice de­ployed spike strips, de­flat­ing two of the ve­hi­cle’s tires, the driver, later iden­ti­fied as Ta­jmir Ford, aban­doned the ve­hi­cle and fled on foot, with of­fi­cers ap­pre­hend­ing him on the 1200 block of Old York Road, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered a fully loaded, stolen hand­gun in the ve­hi­cle, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Ford, 19, of the 7100 block of An­drews Av­enue, Philadel­phia, has been charged with rob­bery, firearms vi­o­la­tions, flee­ing and elud­ing po­lice and re­lated charges.

The po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed a sec­ond man was al­legedly act­ing as a look­out for Ford, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Kierre Kennedy, 21, of the 1100 block of East Sharp­nack Street, Philadel­phia, was charged with con­spir­acy to com­mit rob­bery.

Ford was held at Mont­gomery County Prison un­til he posted $10,000 bail Nov. 15, while Kennedy re­mained in prison as of Nov. 17 af­ter not be­ing able to post $10,000 bail, ac­cord­ing to on­line court records.

The two are sched­uled to have a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing be­fore Dis­trict Judge Juanita Price Nov. 27.

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