Police in Montgomery County arrested a man accused of stalking an elderly couple before beating the husband with a hammer while robbing his wife.
Sean Favors, 24, was arrested and charged with robbery, aggravated assault and other related offenses.
Whitpain Township Police say that the unidentified couple was unloading their car after arriving home along Wyndrise Drive just before 11 p.m. on October 16, 2013 when Favors and two other men attacked the man while covering their faces with t-shirts.
One of the attackers struck the 77-year-old man over the head with a hammer multiple times leaving him badly hurt, according to investigators.
The attackers then dragged the man inside and separated him from his 74-year-old wife. A second man then began beating the woman while demanding money.
The wife pleaded for the beating to stop and told the attackers she would give them money kept inside the home.
The woman handed over an undisclosed amount of money. The attackers then fled the scene after the woman set off an audible burglar alarm.
The wife was treated at the scene while her husband was hospitalized.
Investigators determined that the couple was trailed from their business in Philadelphia after closing shop for the day. The same man was captured on surveillance video at three separate stops the couple made on their way home.
Montgomery County detectives and Whitpain Township Police worked with U.S. Marshalls during the investigation. Officials say the Marshalls found Favors in Northwest Philadelphia and arrested him after he was identified as one of the suspects.
Favors was arraigned on April 11 with bail set at $250,000 cash. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 21.
Specific descriptions weren’t made available of the other two men.
Anyone who has any information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Whitpain Township Police Detective Division at 610-279-9033.