SouthSide Robbery, Stabbing Captured by Cameras
Police surveillance cameras and a quick response has suspect in custody in less than three minutes.
A Bethlehem man is accused of robbing and stabbing another man in broad daylight Thursday on the 1100 block of E. Third St., according to Bethlehem police.
According to police, Luis Fernando Torres-Santiago, 40, of 643 Jischke St., grabbed a heavy gold Cuban link chain necklace and medallion from the neck of his victim, Anthony Bernardi. Bernardi was stabbed in the torso trying to retrieve the necklace, which was valued at $7,900 police said.
Bernardi’s wounds were not serious and he was treated for his injury at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill.
Torres-Santiago was charged with robbery and aggravated assault and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.
The Bethlehem Police Department captured much of the incident on surveillance cameras near the scene. An emergency center operator began monitoring the cameras to help police make a speedy arrest.
As can be seen in the video, Torres-Santiago was in handcuffs within two-and-a-half minutes of the 911 call.