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Abington Police Arrest New Berlinville Robbery Suspect
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             The former Colebrookdale Township resident wanted on multiple felony charges in New Berlinville has been arrested in Montgomery County. The Abington Police Department arrested Rodney L. Moyer, 45, on Tuesday on separate charges.

            Moyer faces 20 criminal counts, including 12 for felony robbery and eight related misdemeanors during an incident in the Montgomery County municipality, according to information posted on a state judicial website.

            During a preliminary arraignment Wednesday, Abington District Judge John D. Kessler set bail in the case at $75,000 monetary. Moyer was remanded to Montgomery County prison. A preliminary hearing in the Abington charges is scheduled for 1 p.m. on March 21.

            Moyer was wanted by the Eastern Berks Regional Police Department on multiple felony charges, including robbery, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment and misdemeanor theft following a Feb. 27 at a convenience store.

            Police were dispatched at 8:26 a.m. on Monday to the Circle K, located at 1255 North Reading Ave., for the report of a robbery and kidnapping. An adult male victim then reported that he was approached in the parking lot by a white male who indicated that he had a gun.

            The suspect did not display a weapon. Police are not sure if he possessed one or not.

            According to law enforcement officials, the suspect directed the victim to withdraw a sum of money from the ATM and threatened to shoot him and others if he did not comply. The suspect also told the victim that he was to drive him to Philadelphia.

            The suspect followed the victim into the store and stood next to him while he withdrew the money. During the ensuing drive, the victim – at the direction of the suspect – stopped at another ATM and withdrew additional money. Again, the suspect followed the victim into the store and stood next to him during the withdrawal, according to the Feb. 27 post.

            Later during the trip, the suspect exited the vehicle and walked away. The victim then contacted police, according to information made public by the department.

            Local authorities filed criminal charges in the case against Moyer late last month in the Boyertown court of District Judge Gloria Stitzel. It lists Matthew Merry as the arresting officer.






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