On February 12, 2020 at approximately 0030 hours, the Ambler Borough Police Department responded to a Commercial Burglary at the Shell Gas Station. The actor(s) smashed the front window gaining access to the store. Once inside the store, the actor(s) stole numerous amounts of cigarettes. If anyone has information or knows of someone who might be involved in this crime is asked to contact the Ambler Borough Police Department's Investigation Unit at #215-646-1000 Ext: 102.
On January 21, 2021 charges were filed against Joseph Ian Bell, of Bucks County, in relation to multiple smash and grab gas station burglaries in Montgomery and Bucks Counties. Bell was charged with 7 (cts) of Burglary, 8 (cts) of Criminal Trespass, Theft by Unlawful Taking, Possess Instrument of Crime, and multiple other offenses. Bell is currently incarcerated at SCI Smithfield and he is scheduled to be arraigned on the Burglary charges March 9, 2021 at 10am. The Bucks County District Attorney's Office will be handling the case (Including Montgomery County Burglaries) since all the charges were consolidated with Bucks County.