Police: Woman stands up to prospective robber

Any relation to the Roncaglione that posts here?

UPPER DARBY — A gutsy woman fended off a masked robber who demanded money and claimed he had a stun gun after a late night ATM withdrawal.

Not only did she refuse to comply with his demands she followed him in her car and reported his license tag number to police.

Patrolman Wayne Whitlock checked out the registration leading him to a residence on the 2500 block of Bond Avenue, Drexel Hill, and the vehicle’s owner, Robert Roncaglione.

Detective Sean Rowe spoke to Roncaglione, 56, who stated he had been home “most of the night,” the investigator wrote in the affidavit.

“Roncaglione did state he is not the type of person who would steal from anybody,” Rowe wrote in the document noting he never specified the nature of the investigation but detected the suspect was allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance

The victim told police she was inside the ATM area of the Citizens Bank, 5045 Township Line Road, and withdrew money when a man wearing a dark colored scarf around his face entered demanding money.

“When the victim refused the actor stated he was going to ’stun’ her,” Rowe wrote in the affidavit. “The victim still refused and stated the object was not a stun gun but a flashlight,” and exited the ATM area.

She followed the suspect in her vehicle while sounding her horn and identified the vehicle for police.

Roncaglione was arraigned on charges of robbery, criminal attempt theft, terroristic threats, possessing instruments of crime, simple assault and harassment.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 12 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Cullen.

Mario Civera – Pay Us Back – Again

Drama In Delaware County.

Casey Roncaglione, president of the Delaware County Young Democrats, writes this morning to tell us that his group is calling on state Rep. Mario Civera, R-Delaware, to reimburse the taxpayers for the $114,801 the House spent on public service announcements on his behalf.The group also demands that “all other Legislators (sic), Republican and Democrat, do the same.””Mr. Civera stood on the House floor calling for restraint of new taxes in the Governor’s budget,” Roncaglione wrote. “A good start to that restraint would be to reimburse the Tax Payer for his own lack of restraint, anything less would be hypocritical and make his budget statements just political posturing.
“Hmmm … makes sense to us. Howzabout it?