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Robbers Fake Accident, Attack Woman: Cops
NBC10 Philadelphia ^ | April 23, 2012 | David Chang

Posted on 04/23/2012 4:13:17 PM PDT by Travis McGee

Police say a man attacked a 65-year-old woman with a knife and ripped the earrings from her body.

Police are investigating the robbery and attack of a woman who they say tried to help a person who she believed to be the victim of a car accident.

It happened Saturday at 9:45 p.m. in Galloway Township. Police say as a 65-year-old woman drove home from the Atlantic City casinos, two vehicles began to follow her on Old Port Republic Road.

The woman told police one of the vehicles passed her and appeared to race up the road in front of her. Seconds later she found what appeared to be the same vehicle sideways across the road in front of her car, forcing her to stop, according to investigators.

The woman claims she saw a person “slumped” over the wheel. Police say she rolled her window down to ask if the person needed help. Suddenly, police say, the driver of the second vehicle that remained behind her approached her with a stocking covering his face and a knife in his hand. The suspect allegedly demanded money and jewelry. Police say the suspect cut the woman on her arm and ripped her earrings from her body. Both vehicles then fled South on Old Port Republic Road back towards US Route 9.

“I would think that someone was definitely watching her to find out exactly what she had, her route home, things like that. Doesn’t seem to be a random act,” said Lt. Chris Doyle, Galloway Township Police.

Police have not released a description of the suspects or vehicles that they used. If you have any information on this incident, please call the Galloway Township Police Department at 609-652-3705.


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To: Travis McGee

You may be right.

I guess my Guardian Angel was working overtime.


51 posted on 04/23/2012 8:40:30 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ..

ping


52 posted on 04/23/2012 9:37:26 PM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Travis McGee

Correct. Our receptionist 22 years ago was from Powder Springs, babysat Mitch’s grandkids when she was a teenager.


53 posted on 04/24/2012 3:28:26 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Road Glide

Nice tie-in to recent events. Good catch.


54 posted on 04/24/2012 3:30:22 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: 2111USMC

Did you catch any bothersome format glitches, missing paragraph indents, typos, things like that?


55 posted on 04/24/2012 3:41:26 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

I believe I came across a couple of minor typos. Wasn’t really bothersome.

Great book. I’m definitely going to recommend it to some friends.


56 posted on 04/24/2012 3:57:39 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: 2111USMC

If you can remember where any of them were, I always appreciate the chance to fix the kindle master document.


57 posted on 04/24/2012 4:26:05 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Stuff like this has been going on in Oregon for years. Popular MO is to come up behind a car at a stop sign or light. Bump the car in front, when the person, usually a woman alone, gets out to see if there is damage, rob or rape or both. The bad guys even got so bold as to make their cars look like state patrol cruisers. Of course, since Oregon passed concealed carry laws, these things have died down some.


58 posted on 04/24/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: Travis McGee

Go ahead and add me to the list as well.

These desperados are searching for new ways to rob, taking advantage of elderly is nothing new, especially after gambling at a casino.


59 posted on 04/24/2012 4:57:53 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Travis McGee

Hurry up and finish your next book!

I can imagine a passerby approaching their trap, and it turns out to be a converted Escalade with a Dillon mini gun coming up out of the roof.

Myself I could fabricate a pepper gas dispenser to the outside drivers mirror with a safety switch on the inside armrest. Or adding a cattle shocker to the door handle.


60 posted on 04/24/2012 5:03:29 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Eye of Unk; Jack Black

Yep, I hope they run into such a vehicle soon. BTW, jack black updates the list.


61 posted on 04/24/2012 5:14:32 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
I carry two spare mags. 43 rounds total.

I guess there are sillier ways for criminals to commit suicide.

62 posted on 04/24/2012 6:12:23 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Tainan; Travis McGee; APatientMan
I still had a tab with the page from before the comments were deleted. See if you can see them here:

Just the facebook comments

63 posted on 04/24/2012 6:25:27 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster
Thank You...yes. I am able to view those comments.
Folks are tired of the dangers from feral members of society.
There is also a good article about the lady in Georgia who got one of two who were trying to rib her in her truck. Shot at her 10 times - She got one center mass.
64 posted on 04/24/2012 7:16:17 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Tainan

Link to that last?


65 posted on 04/24/2012 7:32:18 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Lurker; Travis McGee; Jack Black

” The first instinct of decent people is to stop and render aid. Thugs take advantage of this fact. I think that is what I despise most about them. They take someone’s instinct to help another person in trouble and use it against them.”

Thanks to Travis, Jack Black, and a number of FReepers, I have learned to look after myself first. I will help anyone in distress....via cell phone, or police station, if available.


66 posted on 04/24/2012 9:43:45 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: APatientMan; sport
...While reaching under the seat with her right hand and easing her 9mm up onto her thigh.

Oh, different story (with a happier ending)

Uh, no, not in the Peoples Republik of Neu Jerzey - no carry licenses issued to mere subjects, not since the late 1960s. My father was a surgeon with narcotics in his office, and he was told by the local PD that there's no way he could get a carry license, even with coming out to the office in the middle of the night to handle emergencies quite often. He was told to call the cops and request an escort in the future - with the result being that he told all emergencies to meet him at the hospital ER and not his office. He knew they'd show up once or twice, then be "busy" then start not showing at all and making him feel like a burden on the system. So much for the State being on the side of the ordinary, decent, responsible citizen.

I'm am very glad to be in a shall issue state, one that even allows non-license holders to carry in their cars.

67 posted on 04/24/2012 10:33:18 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: FreedomPoster
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2875756/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2875890/posts

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68 posted on 04/24/2012 3:39:37 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Ancesthntr; sport

What can I say... Sometimes I forget that there are places where you aren’t allowed to carry.


69 posted on 04/24/2012 4:08:28 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Tainan

Thanks. You’ll note I found and posted that second one. Someone else has reposted it.


70 posted on 04/24/2012 4:27:39 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Travis McGee
Police have not released a description of the suspects(I wonder why?) or vehicles that they used. If you have any information on this incident, (How can I give information on a mystery car and mystery occupants?) please call the Galloway Township Police Department at 609-652-3705.

Idiot gov't employees...

71 posted on 04/24/2012 6:53:06 PM PDT by Looking4Truth (PTSD has a cure, it's PTSF (Peace! Through Superior Firepower...))
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To: Travis McGee
Similar tactics have been employed in combat zones. Back in April 2004, a good friend of mine was killed in such an ambush. His convoy was entering Diwaniyah when they encountered what appeared to be an accident. Rob's driver slowed down to see what was going on and Mookie Sadr's militants opened fire. Rob was struck multiple times, but kept going, helping lead the convoy out of the kill zone and established a defensive perimeter before succumbing to his wounds.

My dad served in Vietnam and told me that the Viet Cong used similar tactics, but by the time he'd arrived in-country (1970-71) the Americans were used to this and he was quickly taught to keep driving no matter what. He did a lot of supply runs for his artillery unit, so he knows how far a deuce-and-a-half will run with a flat tire and how far you can tow a howitzer when one of the tow bars comes loose.

72 posted on 04/24/2012 7:13:11 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson

I wonder if the perps in this case had military backgrounds?


73 posted on 04/24/2012 7:16:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Ancesthntr

Amen. That was a big reason why I moved from Cali to FL.


74 posted on 04/24/2012 7:17:21 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Dead Corpse

I think after one mag the porch would be cleared, with the uninjured taking off at a high rate of speed.


75 posted on 04/24/2012 7:21:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Possible. Even if they only served a few years, they’d still pick up a great deal of knowledge on tactics such as ambushes.


76 posted on 04/24/2012 7:39:52 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Travis McGee

Add me to the list also, please....

Thanks


77 posted on 04/24/2012 8:09:53 PM PDT by xrmusn (#6/98# Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Yep. And even the motorpool/driver types would have had lots of briefings and experience at running vehicle convoys, counter-ambush drilss etc. It’s a small jump from that to being the ambusher.


78 posted on 04/24/2012 8:46:24 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
Look at all of the KGB-types who went rogue back in the 1990's and used their knowledge of clandestine operations to become the ruthless leaders of the Russian Mafia. The same can be said for thousands of former Spetznaz who took all of their combat training and went mercenary, selling their skills to the highest bidder.

In Mexico, many of the drug cartels have former police officers and drug enforcement personnel on their payrolls. They use the knowledge these men possess to make their operations all but impossible to dismantle.

79 posted on 04/24/2012 9:16:18 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Good points. Military or spooks to dangerous criminals is a well-trod path, if one is criminal-minded.


80 posted on 04/24/2012 9:25:10 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
High rate of speed?

You mean faster than 180gr at 1470fps?

Now that would be impressive.

81 posted on 04/25/2012 6:06:56 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: brityank
Atlantic City environs.

I only leave Pennsylvania and go to Jersey under protest. It always involves family. I have to go unarmed and feel naked all day. The calculation is that where I go, I'm far more likely to run afoul of the cops than criminals. Hardly ever go to Atlantic City any more.

82 posted on 04/25/2012 2:54:23 PM PDT by Stentor ("All cults of personality start out as high drama and end up as low comedy.")
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To: Travis McGee
If you can remember where any of them were, I always appreciate the chance to fix the kindle master document.

My wife is going to read EFAD now. She said that she would try to log any typos she came across.

BTW, we just bought the second book.

:)

83 posted on 04/28/2012 7:42:31 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: 2111USMC

Good deal. The best way is to just include the entire sentence containing a typo. It’s easier to search within my master documents that way for the flawed sentence. Just PM them to me, or use my contact email from my website.


84 posted on 04/29/2012 4:23:13 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Dead Corpse

The police do not look favorably upon shots in the back while goblins are running away.


85 posted on 04/29/2012 4:25:06 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee; Dead Corpse

True


86 posted on 04/29/2012 1:44:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Chode

” yup, dial 911 but don’t slow down and never stop, back up and turn around if you have to... it ain’t worth yer life “

Guys, I was just thinking about my childhood, when the “Dick Van Dyke Show” was on, and “Secret Agent”....McGoohan...we would never think twice about helping a neighbor, or even a stranger. Sad times in America....the 1960’s are gone.....Seig Heil!


87 posted on 04/29/2012 1:50:24 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
sad thing today, many if not most people don't even know their neighbors... i know the five on my street by sight, but that's it, i don't know them to talk to
88 posted on 04/29/2012 2:28:59 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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