Woman accused of theft from scene of fatal pedestrian accident in Exeter Township

The Exeter Township Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a woman that was present at a fatal pedestrian accident Saturday night on Perkiomen Ave. Police say the woman collected items belonging to the victim, including money and personal belongings, and then left the scene.

Police responded to the 4100 block of Perkiomen Ave. September, 3, 2022, around 8:45pm for the reports of a pedestrian stuck by a vehicle. Police on-scene said the victim was picking up items that were dropped in the roadway when he was struck and killed by an eastbound motorist. The operator of the striking vehicle stopped at the scene and was not injured.

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On Monday, investigators provided an update, saying they believe the crash occurred when the victim had apparently left a lockbox full of money on top of his vehicle. The box flew off the car as he proceeded to drive down Perkiomen Ave. Investigators say the victim then turned around, stopped his vehicle in the roadway, and began picking up his money that was scattered across the street.

Immediately after the incident, police say a woman claiming to be a former EMT entered the scene and began to collect the money and other belongings. She then left the scene in an unknown direction.

Anyone that can identify the woman or has information about the accident are asked to contact Exeter Township Police Department at 610-779-1490 and reference case #25-10832.

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