Sunday, November 13, 2011

Murderer arrested at Philadelphia Premium Outlets

Leon Robinson (left) and Clevus Robinson (right) - no blood relation.
by Kevin Haslam - Limerick-Royersford-SpringCity Patch
The following release was sent in by Limerick Township Police Chief Bill Albany:

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, at approximately 2:15 p.m., Limerick police responded to the Timberland store located at the Philadelphia Premium Outlet Mall. The store manager reported that two men had been inside the store acting suspicious and after they left the store an empty boot box was found in the area where they had been standing. Police reviewed store surveillance footage and one of the males could be seen removing the boots and hiding them under his coat while the second male positioned himself to block the view of store employees. Both men left the store without making a purchase.

Responding police units located the males in another area of the mall. They did not have the boots with them and denied any knowledge of the theft. They even denied knowing each other and said it was coincidence that they were walking side by side. The subjects were identified as Clevus

Robinson, age 39 of the 600 block of Rosalie Street in Philadelphia and Leon Robinson, age 37 of the 6300 block of N. 10th Street in Philadelphia. The males stated they were not related.

Clevus Robinson, the subject observed taking the boots, was found to be wearing an under garment used by thieves to hide merchandize and he was in possession of wire cutters and a magnet used to defeat security sensors. Leon Robinson was found to be in possession of a 1997 Oldsmobile minivan and a search warrant was obtained for the vehicle. Police subsequently located the stolen boots along with stolen merchandise from other outlet retailers in addition to shopping bags lined with foil to defeat security sensors. Both subjects were arrested and charged with theft and related offenses. They were arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Walter Gadzicki and transported to Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail. [Leon $25,000, Clevus $10,000].

Leon Robinson was recently paroled from state prison with prior arrests for murder, robbery, aggravated assault, riot and fire arms violations. Clevus Robinson has 19 prior arrests that include firearms violations and nine prior retail theft arrests.

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