One of our members reported that her son was almost robbed. He was accosted by an armed man, in his 40's at 10 a.m. this morning on the East side of Broad Street, at the intersection of Pine Street.
The man grabbed his arm and repeatedly said, "Give me the cash, give me the cash as he pulled a gun out of his waistband." When he said, "I don't have any," the man said "OK, we're going to Wawa at Broad and Walnut. Walk ahead of me." The son did so, and once at Wawa, began to open the door. The man, seeing an officer inside, tried to pull him away, saying, "You're coming with me." The son entered Wawa, and the man ran off. He gave a description to the transit officer, who then ran down the street to give a description to the police who were down the block. Homeless men at Wawa were very helpful, pointing in the direction of the robber. They told the son that this was the second attempt at robbery that they had witnessed this morning.
Be careful! Especially during this difficult time. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Be safe!