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Lansdale police seek Ja'Kwan Emarcus Gardner

Published On: Jan 28 2014 06:13:00 PM EST
Ja'Kwan Emarcus Gardner

Police seek Ja'Kwan Emarcus Gardner


Lansdale Police have obtained an arrest warrant for 22-year-old Ja'Kwan Emarcus Gardner for the 2013 armed robbery of a Lansdale pawn shop.

Gardner's last known address was the 5900 block of N. 4th Street in Philadelphia. Police said they have made several attempts to take Garnder into custody, but his current whereabouts remain unknown.

Anyone with information on Gardner's location should call Lansdale Police at 215-368-1801.


Police are charging Gardner with two counts of robbery, plus theft, receiving stolen property, possessing an instrument of crime, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault.

Gardner is wanted for the May 7 armed robbery at Lansdale Pawn Shop in the 200 block of N. Broad Street in the borough.

The suspected entered the store and handed the owner a note demanding cash and gold. The suspect had his hand inside a long duffel bag, containing a long barrel that was pointed at the shop owner, who believed was a rifle.

The suspect forced the shop owner to hand over about $600 in cash and $28,000 in jewelry.

The suspect departed the store on foot a few minutes before police arrived at 11:14 a.m. that day.

Police identified Gardner as the suspect through surveillance videos and digital records. They also learned he had legally purchased a shotgun a month before the robbery. Police said he also may have cased the place several days before the robbery.