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Bank Robbery in Willow Grove
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This hit really close to home ... literally.

Earlier I was walking to the CVS across the street and had to go around the TD-Bank at the corner of Moreland/Fitzwatertown. The entire property including parking lot was closed off with yellow "Crime Scene" tape. 5 police cars and a Crime Scene Unit truck sitting around and NBC10 news was still there, waiting for more details.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/loca...81951.html

Quote:It happened at the TD Bank branch at 2900 West Moreland Road at around 6:45 a.m. NBC10's Claudia Rivero reported that two employees were arriving for their shift when a man approached them and shot out the glass front door of the bank.

The man then forced the employees to go inside. At some point, another shot was fired, ...

I guess I'm now living in a high crime neighborhood.


Jan
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I personally feel like crime rates are going up in the suburbs....we've lived here ten years and I think more "bad stuff" is going on in our area than I remember hearing about before.
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RugerGirl;90611 Wrote:I personally feel like crime rates are going up in the suburbs....we've lived here ten years and I think more "bad stuff" is going on in our area than I remember hearing about before.

I've been saying to my family for years that I don't think the suburbs are that much safer than my neighborhood in Philly (I'm near the border). My area has the occassional burglarly, but aside from that it has been holding on very strong. Bensalem, Warminster, Feasterville/Trevose, Cheltenham, Willow Grove, ....it seems like crime is going up in these areas over the years and it is SLOWLY even starting to affect the smaller townships/areas around the townships I just mentioned. I have no clue which area I am going to move into when I do eventually move. The biggest factors in terms of looking for a new township to move into will be crime and distance from my work (at that time).
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Philadelphia Patriot;90616 Wrote:
RugerGirl;90611 Wrote:I personally feel like crime rates are going up in the suburbs....we've lived here ten years and I think more "bad stuff" is going on in our area than I remember hearing about before.

I've been saying to my family for years that I don't think the suburbs are that much safer than my neighborhood in Philly (I'm near the border). My area has the occassional burglarly, but aside from that it has been holding on very strong. Bensalem, Warminster, Feasterville/Trevose, Cheltenham, Willow Grove, ....it seems like crime is going up in these areas over the years and it is SLOWLY even starting to affect the smaller townships/areas around the townships I just mentioned. I have no clue which area I am going to move into when I do eventually move. The biggest factors in terms of looking for a new township to move into will be crime and distance from my work (at that time).

We're in the Langhorne/Penndel/Oxford Valley area and it seems like home burglaries are going up around the entire area, and then there is starting to be more crime in and around the Oxford Valley area, I think. That guy shooting himself at Dicks was the Oxford Valley one....
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RugerGirl;90621 Wrote:
Philadelphia Patriot;90616 Wrote:I've been saying to my family for years that I don't think the suburbs are that much safer than my neighborhood in Philly (I'm near the border). My area has the occassional burglarly, but aside from that it has been holding on very strong. Bensalem, Warminster, Feasterville/Trevose, Cheltenham, Willow Grove, ....it seems like crime is going up in these areas over the years and it is SLOWLY even starting to affect the smaller townships/areas around the townships I just mentioned. I have no clue which area I am going to move into when I do eventually move. The biggest factors in terms of looking for a new township to move into will be crime and distance from my work (at that time).

We're in the Langhorne/Penndel/Oxford Valley area and it seems like home burglaries are going up around the entire area, and then there is starting to be more crime in and around the Oxford Valley area, I think. That guy shooting himself at Dicks was the Oxford Valley one....

One of the biggest problems contributing to crime over the years has been the increase in the amount of Oxy and other pill addicts. I have friends who are cops throughout Bucks, and they all said crime is slowly going up too. I also know the number of pill addicts are increasing too. I have a former work friend who lived in a very affluent area in Bucks. When we worked together, it was basically a retirement job from him and he was receiving a VERY large pension. Anyways, his son became addicted to pills and has not only stole A LOT of money from his family, but he was getting arrested all of the time too (theft, burglary, possession, etc.). In my opinion, I think most of the burglaries and thefts in the suburbs are related to these drugs. There have also been a lot of pharmacy robberies contributed to this addiction too. Before, if somebody from Bucks County wanted heroin, then they could just take 95 to Kensington to score some of that crap. If kids want Oxy, then they can just raid a family member's or a neighbor's medicine cabinet.
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