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UPDATE- On June 28, 2021, Michael Christopher Piccola was arrested and charged with Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Terroristic Threats, Unlawful Restraint, Possessing an Instrument of Crime, Theft By Unlawful Taking, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Harassment.  He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Maureen Coggins and is currently incarcerated at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $75,000 cash bail.  A preliminary hearing for this case is scheduled for July 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM at District Court 38-1-18.

The Hatfield Township Police Department would like to thank the public for all of their assistance and cooperation in this investigation.

CRIMINAL CHARGES AND ANY DISCUSIONS THEREOF, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ANY AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY

On June 21, 2021 at approximately 3:37 AM, Hatfield Township Police Officers responded to a reported robbery of a convenience store located in the 1600 block of North Broad Street in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Investigation revealed that an unidentified white male suspect, wearing a light colored surgical type mask, black hooded sweatshirt with red Puma logo with the hood up and a blue baseball cap on backwards underneath, blue shorts, and Nike sneakers entered the store armed with a knife. The suspect grabbed the cashier and forced him to open the cash registers at knifepoint. During the robbery, the suspect injured the cashier's hand causing lacerations. The cashier was treated and released at Abington Lansdale Hospital Jefferson Health. 

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has any information pertaining to this investigation should call the Hatfield Township Police Department #215-855-0903 or you may provide information by clicking "Submit A Tip." (YOU MAY REMAIN ANONYMOUS)

CRIMINAL CHARGES AND ANY DISCUSIONS THEREOF, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ANY AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY

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Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:30am

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2021-15954

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