Two Charged with Robbery, Assault of Pizza Delivery Man
Caps five-month investigation by Conshohocken PD
Conshohocken Police have arrested two Norristown men they say assaulted and robbed a pizza delivery man in Conshohocken last June.
Akeem Jones, 22, of the 800 block of George Street, and Korey Holmes, 20, of the 1100 block of Willow Street, both face felony robbery and assault charges in connection with the June 20th incident.
Police say that on that day, an employee of West Conshohocken's Keystone Pizza was making a delivery to 129 Forrest St., Conshohocken, but upon arrival, was redirected to a nearby location by the caller. At that point, Holmes and Jones, allegedly wearing face coverings, emerged from an alley between 1st and 2nd Avenues, with Jones brandishing a rusty revolver.
Jones then pushed the gun into the delivery man's face, threatening to "blast him" if he didn't empty his pockets. Jones then allegedly struck the man in the face, knocking him to the ground, and proceeded to go through his pockets.
Police say the two took a pair of cell phones, headphones, credit card slips, and seven dollars before entering a silver Honda and fleeing the scene. According to a police report, the delivery man got back into his vehicle and began following the Honda for several blocks, eventually losing sight of it as it traveled on East 6th Avenue toward Spring Mill Avenue.
Police later retraced the path of the suspects' vehicle, and spoke with several witnesses. Officers were ultimately able to find gloves and face coverings they say were used by Jones and Holmes along the roadway, along with a silver revolver. A pair of witnesses positively identified the clothing as belonging to the suspects, and one stated that she saw the gun being thrown from the window of the car as it drove past the Conshohocken Bakery on Jones Street.
Police were able to trace the vehicle's license plate number, which was written down by the delivery man, to a Norristown woman, who told police that Jones had access to the car. After further investigation and obtaining a warrant, police collected the DNA of both suspects, which was ultimately matched to the DNA found on the discarded clothing.
Holmes and Jones were arraigned before district judge Francis Bernhardt late last month, and are currently in Montgomery County Prison in lieu of respective $10,000 and $5,000 bails.
Jones faces multiple felony charges of robbery and carrying a firearm without a license; misdemeanor counts of assault, reckless endangerment and conspiracy; and related charges.
Holmes also faces felony robbery and conspiracy charges, along with misdemeanor counts of simple assault, theft by unlawful taking, and other charges.
The pair is next scheduled for a formal arraignment at the county courthouse on Feb. 13.