Nazareth Woman Robbed, Stabbed Outside Home

The assailant, who has not been arrested, is described as a white male and about 18-20 years old. He was wearing a dark-hooded jacket, and was last seen running west toward S. Green Street.

A Nazareth woman was robbed, punched and stabbed Friday night after stepping outside her home to smoke a cigarette, according to police. The assailant has not been arrested.

The woman, who was not identified, was transported to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill. She was treated for a stab wound to the abdomen and released.

Around 8:45 p.m. Friday, Nazareth officers responded to S. Main and W. Evergreen streets for a report of a stabbing. The victim was found on the ground, bleeding from the abdomen. 

The victim said a man approached her and asked for beer, then grabbed her.

After handing over an unspecified amount of money, the victim told police the man began to punch her. He then produced a knife, pushed her into an alley, and stabbed her in the abdomen.

The suspect is described as a white male and about 18-20 years old. He was wearing a dark-hooded jacket, and was last seen running west toward S. Green Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Chief Thomas Trachta at (610) 759-9575 or (610) 759-2200.

alivettg November 12, 2012 at 07:11 PM
I agree!! I ask help of all Borough residents to show up on Monday the 19th of November at the police committee meeting, and SUPPORT out police Department and demand answers and change to whatever politics are affecting this sad situation. I would hope that Fridays stabbing on S. Main and Evergreen will be a wake up call for all residents! Get the WORD out!! Monday November 19, 7:00 pm
alivettg November 12, 2012 at 07:14 PM
please come out to the Commitee meeting next Monday the 19th to support this police Dept and demand answers and full time officers!!
alivettg November 12, 2012 at 07:16 PM
get the WORD out!! lets bombard next Mondays Commitee meeting at 7:00 pm and demand answers and change!! Spread the word!!
Joy Marsh November 13, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Key word...rental properties and all that it implies
Johnny Doe November 14, 2012 at 05:03 AM
I lived in Nazareth for over 20 years and rented a bit and I will tell you about 2 of my neighbors who owned their homes - 1 was constantly having police and sheriff's at his home as well as eventually arrested for harassing a woman and the other owner of a home has had the police called to her home for disputes with another neighbor. I understand frustrations with "Renters" b/c they come and go BUT you can't blame all renters. Might I also ad that in recent years their have been some other family tragedies within the Nazareth community that were violent in nature and they were not renters. The bottom line is my prayers are with the woman and I hope she is ok. I can't even imagine what she is going through right now.


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