Waving the gun, the hooded man demanded that customers and employees drop to the floor. A father and his young son got down, three employees ran to the back yelling for everyone to get out, according to court papers.
The gunman followed. He encountered the store manager and, pointed his weapon at her, and told her to open the safe. When he learned that only the store owners had the safe combination he gave the manager a plastic bag and ordered her to empty the cash registers. With $300 in the bag, he fled in a blue Audi TT with roaring exhaust, according to police. A Lower Pottsgrove police officer chased the Audi, but lost it near the Limerick nuclear power plant, according to court papers.
On Aug. 3, the pale, hooded-man struck again, this time at the Domino's Pizza at 128 W. Lancaster Avenue in Radnor. He pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the assistant manager, and announced a robbery. He handed a plastic bag to the assistant manager and demanded the bag be filled with cash from the register and a safe. He fled with $319, according to court papers.
The next day, detectives from Radnor arrested David at the North Coventry Mall with his 16-year-old girlfriend. The girl had the key to the blue Audi in her possession. When asked who the key belonged to, David told them he had stolen the car two weeks earlier near his home in Embreeville, police said. Also in the girlfriend's possession: $319, according to court documents.
He added that he had used the car in the robbery of Kiwi Yogurt. While in police custody, David directed detectives to a remote area near the mall parking lot where he had hidden some items. Radnor police found the gun used in the pizzeria robbery and a canvas bag.
The car later was located by police in Limerick Township.
David is charged with robbery, burglary, assault and a slew of related counts.
Contact staff writer Sam Wood at 215-854-2796 or email@example.com.
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