Armed Man Tries to Rob Family Waiting in Car: Cops

It happened last Monday at 8:45 p.m. in Uwchlan Township.

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    Uwchlan Township Police Department
    Police say this is a sketch of a person of interest in the incident.

    Police are searching for a man who they say tried to rob a family while they were waiting inside a car.

    Credit: Uwchlan Township Police Department

    It happened last Monday at 8:45 p.m. in Uwchlan Township, according to investigators. Police say a family was inside a vehicle on the 100 block of South Village Avenue waiting for a family member. While they were waiting, a masked man came up to the driver’s door and demanded money, according to investigators. The man allegedly had a gun in his hand.

    The family told the man they had no money and the man then walked away towards a parking lot on 140 South Village Avenue, according to police. Investigators say a vehicle then left the parking lot and traveled towards Route 100. Police describe the vehicle as a small, older silver or gray car with dull paint.

    Just prior to the robbery, police say the victims spotted a man waiting in the parking lot near them. The man approached the family’s car after a few minutes, according to investigators. Police say the man is a person of interest and the victims were able to complete a composite sketch of him.

    He’s described as a medium-built white male, standing 6-feet tall in his late teens to early 20’s.

    If you have any information on this incident, please call the Uwchlan Township Police Department at 610-692-5100.