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Hatboro Police Arrest Alleged Burdick's Robber

The 73-year-old man awaits a preliminary hearing next week.

A Hatboro man is behind bars in connection with the Jan. 27 of . 

Suliman Ali, 73, whose last known address was Hunters Way in Hatboro, was arrested Friday in Coatesville in Chester County by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force and Coatesville Police Department. Ali was then turned over to the , where he was charged with robbery; theft by unlawful taking or disposition; theft by extortion; receiving stolen property; terroristic threats; simple assault; recklessly endangering another person; persons not to possess firearms; and carrying a firearm without a license.

Ali, who police allege escaped the scene of the crime by bicycle on a Friday in January around lunch time, is accused of robbing Burdick's at gunpoint and forcing three workers and a customer to the rear of the store during the incident.

He was arraigned by District Judge Paul N. Leo of Hatboro on Friday and was remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 27 before Judge Leo.  

Ali is also wanted for a parole violation in New Jersey, police said. 

Hatboro Police obtained an arrest warrant for Ali based on evidence obtained after the robbery, as well as evidence recovered during the execution of a search warrant at Ali’s Hunters Way residence on Jan. 30.

Tom Sofield April 21, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Glad to see a senior citizen remaining active in the community! Good work by Hatboro police!
Toni Kistner April 21, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Good Job!
Walter Snyder April 21, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Way to go coppers.
DONNA April 21, 2012 at 03:15 AM
We were informed by Horsham Police Force there was a robbery in the area....So Spa Escape Salon and Day Spa went up to our 3floor to see if we could help .Call us anytime we can see for a mile...Good Job Hatboro.
Kevin McCourt April 26, 2012 at 02:19 PM
THANK YOU HPD!

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