Two in custody, one to be found

By Amanda L. Snyder

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Two of the alleged attackers in a vicious Queen Village corner store robbery have been apprehended, but police continue to seek the remaining offender.

Surveillance video allowed authorities to identify Antoine “Twan” Vance, 18, of the 400 block of Christian Street, as the man who allegedly beat an employee at Queen Village Mini Market, 246 Christian St. during a robbery at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 27, according to police. 

Vance and two others allegedly entered the store and demanded cash from the worker, so he willingly handed over some money and allowed the thieves to freely take more from the register. However, Vance, armed with a shotgun and a Taser, went behind the counter where he used the latter and punched the man in the head multiple times while one accomplice gathered the money and another guarded the front door of the business, according to police. 

The trio fled south on Third Street with $3,000. 

Vance was arrested Nov. 29 and charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy of aggravated assault, robbery, terrorist threats and related offenses. His bail was set at $350,000 Friday, but has not been posted as of press time. 

Police also apprehended Dawud Taylor, who turned 18 the day before the incident, Monday, according to court records. He was charged with the same offenses and had not posted his $250,000 bail by press time. 

It was not clear which accomplice he was, and police would not release further information at press time.

To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit

Contact Managing Editor Amanda L. Snyder at or ext. 117.

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1. Anonymous said... on Dec 8, 2012 at 10:03AM

“A couple more scumbags that need to be off the streets.”

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2. Anonymous said... on Dec 10, 2012 at 10:13PM

“4th & Christian = PHA Housing Project. Close that agency and sell the property to a developer. Let the rats scatter.”


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