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Suspects Jeffery Chandler (left) and Samiyyah Poteat (right) Arrested for Multiple Robberies in the 6th and 7th Districts

Incident #1:

Central Detectives Division asking for the public’s help locating Jeffery Chandler for a robbery in West Poplar.

On June 11, 2014, at 6:40 pm, the victim, a 68 year-old-male, was getting into his car outside of Yury’s Gun Range located at 544 North Percy Street when the two suspects exited their parked car, a late model dark colored coupe (2-door), possibly a Honda Accord, and approached him. Suspect #2, pointed a handgun at the victim’s face taking his backpack which contained two 22 caliber handguns while suspect #1 removed items from the victim’s pockets. Both suspects then fled in their vehicle and were last seen north on Percy Street then west on Green Street.


Incident #2:

Northeast Detective Division is looking to identify and locate the suspects for a robbery in Bustleton.

On June 12, 2014, at 8:30 pm, the complainant, a 67 year-old-male, and witness, a 68 year-old-male, were inside the Delaware Valley Sports Center Gun Shop/Shooting Range located at 101 Geiger Road. When the complainant and witness left the range they walked to the complainant’s vehicle in the parking lot which was parked next to a black sedan (possibly a Honda or Hyundai) with dark-tinted windows. When the Witness placed a duffel bag containing seven (7) handguns into the bed of the pickup truck and opened the passenger side door he was immediately approached from behind by an unknown Hispanic Female pointing a handgun at his face demanding money and his cell phone. The witness then saw an unknown male run toward the complainant who was on the driver side of his vehicle when he heard a gunshot and saw the complainant fall to the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the right upper leg that appeared to have struck the femoral artery and was bleeding profusely. Both male and female suspects then ran to the parked black sedan with tinted windows and fled the parking lot at a high rate of speed taking a duffel bag containing the seven (7) handguns. The Complainant was transported to Aria-Torresdale Trauma Center where he was taken to surgery and listed in critical but stable condition.


On June 13, 2014, detectives received information that the female suspect depicted in the surveillance video was identified as Samiyyah Poteat and wanted to turn herself in. Poteat and was arrested on June 13, 2014 without further incident.

Samiyyah Poteat is 21 years-of-age and is from the 4600 block of Walnut Street. Poteat is charged with robbery, aggravated assault and related offenses.


On June 24, 2014, at 1:00 pm, the FBI Fugitive Task force developed information that Jeffery Chandler was inside the Threadleaf Terrace in Burlington New Jersey. Task Force members along with Burlington Township Police Department executed an arrest warrant and Chandler was arrested without incident.

Jeffery Chandler is 27 years-of-age and is from the 4900 block of Walnut Street. Chandler is charged with robbery, aggravated assault and related offenses.