Pa. police: Robber tried to flee in ambulance

Police say the suspect wasn't able to drive the rig and was quickly apprehended


Sarah Cassi
The Express-Times, Easton, Pa

HELLERTOWN, Pa. — A Hellertown woman accused of stealing some cigarettes and Mentos from a gas station convenience store tried to flee in an ambulance, but couldn’t drive it, borough police said.

Antoinette Froilan, 19, was stopped by police in the early morning of Jan. 7 after she got out of the ambulance, and was arrested after a store employee identified her as the thief, police said.

Froilan, of the 1100 block of Furnace Street in the borough, is facing a handful of charges, including felony counts of robbery and attempted theft of movable property.

She was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Police said they were called for a robbery a little before 1 a.m. Jan. 7, at the Citgo gas station at 1020 Main St.

The employee reported a woman, later identified as Froilan, walked into the store, went behind the counter and grabbed two pack of cigarettes.

When Froilan was confronted by an employee, Froilan pushed the employee away, grabbed four rolls of Mentos, and walked out, police said.

About a block away from the store, Froilan got into an ambulance to try to get away, but couldn’t operate it, police said.

Court records show at the time Froilan was free on $8,000 unsecured bail for possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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