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Pedestrian Attacked, Robbed in Ardmore Early Sunday Evening

It happened on Montgomery Avenue near Llanfair Road, police said.

A pedestrian was knocked down and robbed on Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore Sunday evening, Lower Merion officials announced Monday.

From the township's release:

On Sunday night, Jan. 6, 2013 at about 5:00 p.m., a 30-year-old male was walking in the 200 block of Montgomery Avenue, Ardmore (near Llanfair Road) when he became the victim of a strong-arm robbery. The victim was attacked by three males that followed him on foot.

The victim was knocked to the ground and struck by his assailants. His injuries are minor and he was released after examination at Lankenau Hospital. The assailants took the victim’s wallet and his cell phone. The investigation is ongoing and extra patrols are assigned to the area.

The suspects were described as three black males, 18 to 25 years old, 5’8” to 6’ tall, and of average build.

No weapon was displayed, police said.

Linda Sherman January 07, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Why is this happening in Lower Merion Township? Who is angry about this in addition to me?
Mildred Roberts January 08, 2013 at 04:05 AM
Not to worry; it's a Gun-free Zone. My advice -- turn off your iPods and PAY ATTENTION to your surroundings.
michael January 08, 2013 at 12:35 PM
well if mcgrath had officers about catching speeders and people who blow thru red lights and stop signs - those who would do this would be less likey with a police presence in the area
Brian A. January 08, 2013 at 01:02 PM
Mildred, I think that is great advice. By being alert to our surroundings and not appearing to be lost in our own worlds, we greatly reduce our chances of being attacked.
Beth Ladenheim January 08, 2013 at 07:11 PM
I think all this crime is very disturbing and it appears to be increasing. Perhaps we need more police officers?

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