Lower Merion Township Police today released the identities of two men who have been arrested in the robbery Monday of a TD Bank in Haverford.
Corey McKnight, 23, and Dawud Morris, 35, both of Philadelphia were charged with robbery, reckless endangerment, simple assault, terroristic threats, and theft. Police are searching for a third suspect.
Police also said that an undisclosed amount of cash taken in the robbery was recovered in the car the suspects used.
One Montco Memo reader, topdog1, posted this comment Monday under the original post on the robbery:
"phila pd stops the bad guys. were any guns recovered or any money recovered if so how do you turn them over to another police dept. there is such a thing as chain of evidence who is going to testify in court the lower merion officer I like to be the defense attorney on that case."
I thought topdog1's question on how, when more than one police department is involved in a case, which happens all the time, the department that catches the suspects turns over evidence to the department in the area where the crime occurred. I asked township spokesman Tom Walsh that question.
"With a 'hot pursuit' scenario like the one from Monday, it’s not unusual for police from one jurisdiction to turn the suspects over to another where the crimes occurred. In this case, LMPD took possession of the car and the suspects. As a result, cash from the robbery was recovered," Walsh said.