Attempted robber leaves debit card behind


De­tect­ives didn’t have to spend very long chew­ing over the evid­ence in a Ju­ly 14 knife­point rob­bery of a Frank­lin Mills gas sta­tion. Marc J. Beaver ba­sic­ally did the in­vest­ig­at­ing for them, po­lice claim.

Beaver al­legedly left be­hind a deb­it card — his own deb­it card — while flee­ing the Lukoil sta­tion at 220 Frank­lin Mills Circle. A clerk re­covered the card and gave it to po­lice, who iden­ti­fied the al­leged crook by read­ing the name on the card. Po­lice found Beaver, 40, at his home on the 3900 block of Rowena Drive on Ju­ly 15 and ar­res­ted him. Beaver was charged with the gas sta­tion heist, as well as a sim­il­ar rob­bery at Wawa, 10550 Knights Road, earli­er on Ju­ly 14.

The gas sta­tion hold-up oc­curred at about 6:35 p.m. when Beaver at­temp­ted to buy a ci­gar­ette light­er us­ing his deb­it card, then pulled a knife on a clerk and de­man­ded money, po­lice said. The em­ploy­ee re­fused the de­mand and chased Beaver from the shop.

Beaver had bet­ter suc­cess about 18 hours earli­er when he al­legedly went to the Wawa, ap­proached the counter with a candy bar and handed a $1 bill to the cash­ier. When the em­ploy­ee opened the re­gister, Beaver al­legedly pulled a blade and grabbed the con­tents of the re­gister be­fore flee­ing. ••

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