Hymie's Deli Robbed At Gunpoint

Three men robbed the deli on Saturday night, police said.

Updated 4:10 p.m. on 7/15/12: Patch editor Tom Sunnergren spoke with the 18-year-old Hymie's employee who called 911 on Saturday.


was robbed around 9 p.m. Saturday night at gunpoint, according to a township news release. The deli is located at 342 Montgomery Ave. in Merion Station. No one was injured.

Three or four men, wearing bandanas to conceal their faces, entered the deli and announced a robbery shortly after 9 p.m. on Saturday, the release states.

One suspect wielding a shotgun began confiscating all the phones in the restaurant, one witness told 6ABC.

The men took cash and "personal property from customers and employees" and fled, according to the release. 

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

A. Friend July 15, 2012 at 05:34 PM
How many more police officers would be township be able to hire were Doug Cleland paid a normal, market-rate salary?
Beth Ladenheim July 16, 2012 at 04:39 PM
I think we definitely need more police officers in Lower Merion.
Wynnewood shopper July 16, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Please shop Giant Wynnewood for Kosher and Rabbi Brisman
Berwyn Bro July 17, 2012 at 12:14 AM
answer Although your question makes no sense and is grammatically incorrect, I understand what you meant. As for the answer, you're completely right. This township needs more officers, in order to control the call volume and square mileage of its jurisdiction (about 27 miles). Our police department has been put to the back burner after the most recent hires in January, and Cleland's contract has a lot to do with that.
Jesse Jordan July 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM
While I don't agree at all with the perks and benefits Cleland receives (such as 8 weeks off plus 60 sick days, a car and fuel), his salary is about market-rate. He makes about $25k more per year than his Radnor township counterpart. Lower Merion has a much larger population than Radnor, more township employees managed under Cleland, and more challenging work as he has to deal with Philadelphia and its regulatons as a neighbor. Lower Merion most definitely needs more police presence, but cutting his salary to "market-rate" won't even buy you one officer.


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