Sunday, September 20, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Delco: Criminals Wreak Havoc in Suburban Philly, National Guard and Police Catch Several: Live Updates
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DELAWARE County is on day five of what has become a crime spree that now involves more sophisticated criminals who are using explosions to blow up ATM machines, tow trucks to break doors off of nearby businesses and terrorize locals who held peaceful protests, Your Content has learned.

Residents are still urged to avoid the area and stay home. As Your Content readers know, there is a mandatory curfew effective 8 p.m. daily for Upper Darby. The curfew remains in effect until police deem the situation safe for locals.

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“Superintendent Bernhardt wanted to make the residents of Upper Darby Township aware that the National Guard is present in the township,” police said at 9:20 p.m.

“The National Guard will be assisting the police department in safeguarding the 69th corridor. They will assist us with vehicular and pedestrian traffic.”

“There is no need for any resident to be alarmed by their presence. This is strictly to provide relief to our officers and as a preventative measure.”

LIVE UPDATES from DAY 5

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UPDATE – 4:34P: Police continue operating several command centers with assistance from the Pennsylvania National Guard.

They will keep the area clear of burglars and others who have no legitimate purpose to be in town after curfew, unless they are residents.


UPDATE – 4:34P: Police in Glenolden are responding to the area of MacDade Blvd and Oak for reports of a fight during a nearby protest. One man is reported to have a gun, the second a hammer.

Police are responding.


UPDATE – 4:36P: Police are on scene. They report no activity, but the dispatcher notifies them that the caller says the fight moved to Advanced Auto, a nearby store.

They are heading there.


UPDATE – 4:40P: Police say the man wielding the hammer fled in a blue pickup truck. The man with the gun took off in a grey sedan. Both were last seen in the area of MacDade and Oaks nearby Advanced Auto.

They are heading there.


* This is a developing breaking news story. Refresh the page for updates as they come in.


Additional Reporting By: Hong Xie, Nik Hatziefstathiou, and Eric Norton for Your Content.


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