Woman who fled fatal Collegeville home invasion is linked to victim, sources say

Jim Melwert
February 20, 2020 - 2:04 pm

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — New details suggest a home intruder, who was fatally shot in Collegeville over the weekend, had a connection to a woman who was inside the house at the time.

Authorities say an armed Robert Pollock tried to force his way into a house on East Third Avenue around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, and he was shot by a resident of the home. The 55-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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No charges have been filed while the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office continues its investigation. 

Based on preliminary information, investigators said there was no connection between Pollock and anyone else in the home. But multiple sources close to the investigation now say there was another woman in the home at the time, whose presence was not mentioned by the other occupants during initial interviews.

That woman — whose name is being withheld since she is not currently charged with any crimes — is on probation, and sources say even though she was not the one who pulled the trigger, her probation is the reason why she took off after the shooting.

Sources say she and Pollock had contact earlier in the day, and they say she told investigators Pollock gave her about $1,500 to pay back-rent because she was about to get evicted.

The DA’s office did not comment further other than to say the investigation continues.