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Baltimore County Police Department is asking the public to circulate information regarding outstanding armed robbery suspects that may have fled to the Baltimore area after committing their crime in Pennsylvania.

The following is the release of information regarding the suspects and their crime from the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department. Video surveillance of the suspects was captured and can be viewed on our YouTube page here. Anyone with information regarding these suspects or their crime is asked to contact police at 610-692-5100 or email the investigating detectives at You can also view the original release on the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department webpage here:


The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department is still seeking assistance from the public with the identity of individuals responsible for the gunpoint robbery at the Thornbury Township T-Mobile Store.

The police department is releasing video of the two offenders that entered the store as employees were closing. A third offender remained in a silver sport utility vehicle outside.

On Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 9:21 p.m. the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department responded to a reported armed robbery that just occurred at the T-Mobile Store, located at 1359 Dilworthtown Crossing in Thornbury Township, Chester County, PA.

At the time of the robbery three T-Mobile employees were preparing to close the store when two individuals entered the front door at 9:09 p.m. The first offender to enter, a white male with a pistol in his right hand, did not have his face covered initially. This individual ordered the employees to the rear stockroom at gunpoint as a second offender, described as a black male entered the front door with his face covered.

Once the employees were confined to the rear of the store, the second offender produced large trash bags and ordered one employee to load the bags with cell phones and tablets. The black male offender tied the wrists of the other two employees with wire ties as the white male offender threatened to shoot them if they failed to comply. During the robbery the offenders were communicating with a third person who was the driver of a silver sport utility vehicle that has tint. Once the third employee was restrained, the silver SUV moved from the front parking lot to the rear door of the store where the two offenders loaded the store inventory into the SUV. The SUV was last seen exiting the parking lot onto Rt. 202 northbound. Police believe that the vehicle involved proceeded south on Rt. 202 towards Delaware.

The three store employees, who were not injured, were able to free themselves from the restraints and called 9-1-1 for police assistance.

The first offender is described as a white male, mid 20's, approximately 5'10" tall with brown hair, mustache and a green tattoo on his neck. This offender was wearing a black knit cap, black bandana with white print, black gloves, a gray zip hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants. This individual was armed with a handgun equipped with a laser.

The second offender is described as a black male, 6'3" tall wearing a black knit cap, black mask, black bomber style zip up jacket, black pants and black gloves.

The vehicle involved in this robbery appears to be a silver sport utility vehicle with dark tinted windows.

The offenders were able to remove the various brand cell phones and tablets that were in stock at the Thornbury store along with cash from the money drawers.

The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department received assistance at the scene from the West Goshen Township Police Department and the Birmingham Township Police Department. Detectives are working with federal, state and local law enforcement to solve this violent crime.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department at 610-692-5100. Tips can also be sent to Detectives via e-mail at

Original release (January 6, 2016  10:40 a.m.):

An investigation that began in Pennsylvania in September and led to the arrest of a man in Dundalk in October is now leading to additional charges in Pennsylvania.

On October 22, 2015, detectives with the Baltimore County Police Firearms Interdiction Team were notified by the Pennsylvania State Police about an investigation they were conducting into 56-year-old Howard Timothy Cofflin of the 7500 Block of Westfield Drive 21222.

Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) began an investigation into Cofflin in early September 2015 after learning he was making threats against his girlfriend and police. He had been barred from going to his home in Seven Valleys, PA by a protective order and was staying in Dundalk. On October 22, PSP received information that Cofflin had obtained the parts to build an assault rifle and intended to “take back” his home in Seven Valleys.

Investigators with Baltimore County Police learned that Cofflin was prohibited from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition due to previous convictions.

On October 23, Baltimore County Police served a search and seizure warrant on Cofflin’s Dundalk home and vehicle. Recovered from Cofflin’s vehicle during the warrant service were the parts needed to make an AR-15 assault rifle, two bags of ammunition for the rifle, and two bullet proof vests. Cofflin told investigators that he planned to take back his residence in Pennsylvania and his ultimate goal was to kill his girlfriend and police.

Howard Cofflin was taken into custody on October 23 and has been charged with a firearms violation and illegal possession of ammunition. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Cofflin now faces additional charges in Pennyslvania.

Booking Photograph of Howard Timothy Cofflin

Revised June 27, 2017