WEST WHITELAND TOWNSHIP - Police have charged two men who they say are responsible for a retail theft and carjacking in Chester County.
Andrew Joyner, 35, and Gary Dunbar, 23, both of Brooklyn, New York, were charged with robbery, terroristic threats, harassment, attempting to elude police and related offenses
West Whiteland Township police said the two were involved in a theft from the Boscov’s at Exton Square Mall on Saturday, Feb. 8. The pair allegedly threatened a loss prevention officer with hammers before fleeing on foot.
Andrew Joyner, 35, and Gary Dunbar, 23, were charged with robbery, terroristic threats and related offenses
The suspects then allegedly ran to a nearby Starbucks parking lot, where they forced a man out of his car by threatening him with the hammers. The suspects fled in the stolen vehicle, according to police. A brief police pursuit was initiated by a neighboring department, but the suspects were lost after reaching the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The suspects' vehicle and evidence inside it were recovered from the scene, per police. The stolen vehicle has yet to be located.
Warrants were issued for Joyner's and Dunbars' arrests after the pair were identified as the alleged suspects.
Police said the duo is suspected in similar crimes along the East Coast.
The two men are suspected of smashing their way into an AT&T store on City Line Avene in Bala Cynwyd that same evening. The suspects were captured on camera without gloves or masks, wearing the same clothing captured by surveillance footage of the Exton mall theft.
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