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Suspect Tries to Rob Two Women in Front of Police Station

He simulated a weapon and demanded money. The women ran from the scene and called police.

In what was not the smartest of robbery attempts, a Glendora man was arrested and charged with trying to rob two women in front of the Glendora Police station shortly after midnight Tuesday.

Police arrested Terry McCollum, 34, on suspicion of robbery at 12:22 a.m.

Glendora Police Lt. Joe Ward said two women were coming into the police station, 150 South Glendora Ave., to buy parking permits. A man approached the women and simulated a gun under his shirt.

He then told the women to give him their money or he would kill them, Ward said. The women ran and escaped, then called police.

A few minutes later, officers found the suspect around the corner from the station, Ward said. He added that McCollum, who was unarmed, is a known transient in Glendora.

McCollum was transported to Los Angeles County Jail where he is being held on $100,000 bail.

brenda page July 29, 2011 at 05:14 AM
virgil i have been on ride-a-long with sheriff department many times also my friends are sheriff and i work for large city were crime is way worse than what we have here. what iam trying to say is iam tried of having to deal with the trasient at work than come home and deal with it again .when it going to stop. i was raise in glendora all my life very happy year .if i would live were i work no way put i will call nita.thank you
Sheryl July 29, 2011 at 07:34 PM
Thank you, Virgil. In my own experiene I have noticed that most of the homeless are not criminals or even druggies and alchies. So, so many of them are the marginally mentally disabled. They are not 'sick' enough to be helped by the system, but not 'well' enough to be able to function in a normal environment. Virgil, you show a great deal of compassion and offer some dignity to these people. Thank you.
Sheryl July 29, 2011 at 07:40 PM
Brenda, and anyone else who is following this, the GPD citizen's academy is a blast. We made it a family affair with our son. My husband and I are still now involved with the PD through GEARS (Glendora Emergency Amateur Radio System) and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). You can learn more about all of this at National Night out on August 2.
Zane Thompson December 12, 2011 at 05:37 PM
Yes, I knew who Terry was, he first approached me in Downtown Glendora and asked me for a cigarette. I told him I don't smoke (which is the truth). 10 minutes later he asked me for a cig again, so I told him to take a hike or you will be looking at 3 hots and a cot (that's slang for jail). Of course I was kidding; I had no intention of dropping a dime on him, but he ended up in jail anyways. Weird huh? I had no idea I had these psychic powers.
Wendell castellelo September 25, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Terry had a good upbringing and loving father. Too bad.

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