Newtown, Pa. - On Friday, 11/27/20 at approximately 2:54pm, Newtown Township Police responded to a report of two pedestrians struck by a vehicle during a car-jacking robbery at the Chandler Hall Senior Center, 99 Barclay Street. It was subsequently reported that a white male and white female forcibly took the complainants vehicle and in the process of fleeing, struck the female and a male worker who had come to her aid during the robbery. The vehicle fled to the nearby Summit Trace and Newtown Bypass in Newtown, PA as the pair blocked in a vehicle which was stopped at the traffic light, and they attempted to gain entry and take the vehicle from the operator, when the operator was able to immediately lock his doors and stop entry. The victim fled in his auto from the scene. Since this attempt was unsuccessful, the pair fled again in the initial stolen auto to Middletown Township, in the 500 block of White Swan Way, where the pair forcibly took a vehicle from another resident, and fled in his automobile, abandoning the first vehicle. Flash information was broadcasted throughout Bucks County Police radio zones and a Bensalem Township Unit observed the vehicle traveling south into Philadelphia. With the assistance of multiple Bucks County jurisdictions, Philadelphia’s Tac-Air helicopter, and officers from the 15th Police District in Philadelphia, both parties were apprehended after crashing into several parked vehicles in the 1600 block of Orthodox Street.
The two victims from Chandler hall were transported to St. Mary’s hospital and are listed in stable condition. The victims from the attempted and 2nd completed car-jacking were not reported as injured.
Both offenders were positively identified, arrested and transported back to Bucks County for charging. Numerous felony charges are pending which include 2 counts Robbery of a Motor Vehicle, Attempt Robbery of Motor Vehicle, Multiple counts of Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats and related offenses. Both Newtown Township & Middletown Township Police are jointly conducting the investigation.
Offenders were identified as Eric Meehan, 28 W/M from Philadelphia, PA. and Ashley Blair, 31 W/F from Holland, PA.