Armed Robbery at Abington Rite Aid

A man with a hand gun robs the London Road/Old York Road Rite Aid late last night.


A man robbed the Rite Aid in the 1400 block of Old York Road in Abington just minutes before it closed last night. 

According to Abington Police Deputy Chief John Livingood, a white man, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, a black scarf over his face and dark gloves, stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the office of the Rite Aid.

The suspect had a dark colored revolver with a long barrel.

See a photo provided by Abington Police above and to the right.

Livingood was at the scene along with another officer until about 11 p.m. — about an hour after the robbery and about an hour after the store was supposed to close for the night.

“No shots were fired and nobody was injured,” Livingood said. “He went into the office and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.”

Livingood said the suspect acted alone and fled; no vehicle was seen leaving the pharmacy, which is off of London Road.

There were a total of three workers in the store at the time of the robbery — two women and a man. Livingood said the suspect took the man into the office.

“This would shake anybody up,” he said. 

Livingood said they are “working on video surveillance” but added that the suspect was pretty well covered up. 

Roman Gabriel October 17, 2012 at 11:38 AM
This scum needs to be removed from society. We also need to remove career Phila. politician Allyson Schwartz from society. She is a thief and a liar, she just doesnt use a gun.
Victor B. Krievins October 21, 2012 at 06:16 PM
If Allyson Schwartz has such a sparkling reputation, why is she openly avoiding a debate with Candidate Joe Rooney?
Marc Lombardi October 22, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Schwartz reputation has nothing to do with her avoiding a debate. I disagree about her reputation by the way...It's FAR from sparkling. There have always been grumblings but Democrats at the polls who seemed to dislike Schwartz's tendency to run for office and almost hide that she's a Democrat. In this instance I understand WHY she's not debating Rooney but I don't like it. Schwartz knows she can ignore Joe Rooney and win by double digits. She has nothing to gain and everything to lose.


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