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Delivery Driver Dies After Being Shot Point-Blank at Yeadon Industrial Park

Delaware County investigators believe a delivery truck driver was killed in an attempted robbery gone wrong. (Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015)

A delivery driver died after being shot at point-blank range outside a Yeadon, Pennsylvania warehouse Tuesday morning, the town's mayor said.

Thomas Childs, 63 of Aston, was found by a co-worker next to a truck at Ridgeway Industries, part of the Yeadon Industrial Park, along the 6200 block of Baltimore Avenue around 3:45 a.m., Yeadon Mayor Rohan Hepkins said.

The witness said he saw suspicious activity before finding the Childs' body, according to Hepkins. He provided a description of the suspect to police.

"He was cold bloodily executed at point blank range last night and he should not have lost his life," Hepkins said.

Truck Driver Murdered: Police

[PHI] Truck Driver Murdered: Police
Investigators say a truck driver was ambushed and shot at point-blank range as he was about to leave for a New York delivery. NBC10's Cydney Long has the latest.
(Published Tuesday, June 9, 2015)

Authorities believe the driver may have been killed in a botched robbery, but say the investigation remains fluid.

Detectives from the Delaware County District Attorney's Office and Yeadon Police spent Tuesday afternoon searching Fernwood Cemetery — across the street from the shooting scene — looking for evidence.

The suspect is described as a 22-to-24-year-old man who stands 5-foot-4-inches tall, weighs 180 pounds and has a slight mustache. He was wearing a light gray hoodie. Anyone with information is asked to call Yeadon Police at 610.623.1500.

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