Blotter: Attempted Strong-Arm Robbery at Pepperidge Farms

The following information has been provided by the Marple Township Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or conviction.

BROOMALL–On Jan. 15 at approximately 11 a.m., Marple police responded to the Pepperidge Farms store on Sproul Road for an attempted strong-arm robbery.

While en route to the store, police were informed that the alleged robber was a woman wearing a dark red hooded sweatshirt with no weapon implied.

According to the report, the woman was last seen leaving the parking lot toward Cedar Grove Road in a maroon sedan. Upon arrival, police met with the employee who stated that the woman had entered the store, took two bags of baby cheddar goldfish off of the shelf and approached the cash register, according to the report.

The employee then stated, according to the report, that when he opened the cash register, the woman told the employee, “Give me all the money and I won’t hurt you.”

According to the report, the employee added that she then attempted to take money from the register but was unsuccessful doing so and ran out of the store. The employee stated that the woman sped from the parking lot toward Cedar Grove Road. The employee was able to grab the woman's license plate information before she fled the scene, according to the report.

Police were able to locate and arrest the driver, identified as Christina Cavone, 23, of Broomall. Cavone faces a felony charge of Robbery-Inflict Serious Bodily Injury and other misdemeanor charges including, Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Receiving Stolen Property, Terroristic Threats With Intent To Terrorize Another, and Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia.

Magisterial District Judge David Lang set Cavone's bail at $10,000 with a 10 percent cash option on Jan. 15. Cavone posted bail on Jan. 17. A preliminary hearing has been continued to March 7 in District Court #32-1-27.


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