SANATOGA PA – A 29-year-old Royersford man who police allege stole a family vehicle and cash, assaulted and robbed a Lower Pottsgrove woman, and fled from officers was arrested Thursday (Sept. 8, 2016) by Lower Pottsgrove police and is awaiting a Sept. 23 preliminary hearing.
Brandon Robert Fisher, of 133 Adams St., Royersford, faces three counts each of assault, robbery, and theft; one of burglary and 11 other charges in the series of incidents that began Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 7) at about 4:30, spread across four western Montgomery County municipalities, and ended hours later.
An unidentified woman who is a resident of Mahr Mill Apartments, 2248 Sanatoga Station Rd., Lower Pottsgrove, suffered injuries in what police claim was an attack by Fisher with a hammer. Officers from Lower Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Limerick and Royersford police departments all participated in the case.
Lower Pottsgrove Chief Michael Foltz, in a press release, said Royersford police had received a report Wednesday that Fisher had taken a vehicle and cash without permission from his father’s Royersford home. The vehicle was tracked to Pottstown and located by Pottstown police on Center Avenue in the borough.
Fisher was in the car, police said, but refused their commands to get out and instead drove away at low speed. Foltz reported police began a pursuit but later discontinued it for safety reasons, and officers claimed Fisher was last seen “fleeing east on High Street from Moser Road,” the chief stated.
Shortly afterwards a Limerick police patrol spotted the vehicle, of which Fisher was later identified as the driver, near the Philadelphia Premium Outlets on Lightcap Road. An officer allegedly spotted Fisher disposing of several materials in a dumpster outside a garage; police later discovered a bloody shirt and other items there they consider as evidence.
Fisher was taken into custody, but not before he again attempted to flee, police claim.
Lower Pottsgrove police were called at 6:16 p.m. to the apartments on Sanatoga Station Road, where they found a 23-year-old female victim suffering from severe head and facial injuries.
As she was being transported to a Reading hospital by Goodwill Ambulance, she told police a man who they later alleged to be Fisher broke into her apartment as she slept on a couch in her living room, attacked her with a hammer, and took several of her belongings. Police claim her descriptions of the items matched those found in the dumpster. The woman said she did not know the man who attacked her, they added.
Other residents at the apartments, and footage from video surveillance studied by Lower Pottsgrove detectives, indicated Fisher and the vehicle he drove were seen at the apartments at the time of the attack.