Law enforcement collaborations commonly occur in Montgomery County, as local police efforts often benefit from extra hands. Jon Campisi, in the Abington Patch, reported a recent incident that required the few extra paws of a K9 resource 20 miles away.
The Sept. 17 case involved the robbery of the CVS at 2870 Moreland Road. A store employee reported that a man entered the store, demanded cash, and indicated he had a gun.
After receiving the register contents, the robber fled, hopping into a sedan and driving off.
When he was spotted by a mobile officer, he ditched the car, and fled on foot.
The Abington officers formed a perimeter around the general area of the abandoned vehicle but needed help tracking down the suspect’s specific location.
A K9 team from Lower Merion was called in and before long, the dog had stopped the thief near a set of SEPTA Regional Rail tracks.
Charges included robbery and fleeing a police officer.
More on how a K9 public servant came in handy in a cross-community law-enforcement effort is at the Abington Patch.