Alleged Teen Robbers Also Accused in Allentown

Four Bethlehem area teens charged with five armed robberies in Bethlehem and Palmer Township are also accused of committing two robberies in Allentown.


Four Bethlehem area teenagers accused of committing in the city and Palmer Township are now also charged with two more armed robberies at convenience stores in East Allentown, according to The Morning Call.

In one of the alleged robberies, a clerk was shot twice in the shoulder with a pellet gun.

That robbery took place on July 14 at the Patel Food Market, 1227 Airport Road, at about 5:15 a.m., Allentown police told the newspaper. The clerk is recovering from his injuries.

That would be more than an hour after the group of four teens is accused of robbing a at 2930 Linden St. in Bethlehem.

The teens also allegedly struck at the 7-Eleven at 1302 Hanover Ave. in Allentown at 1:25 a.m. on July 15, according to Allentown police.

According to court records, the same teens are accused of robbing the at 1362 Catasauqua Road in Bethlehem less than an hour later.

The accused are:

  • Isaiah Barker, 17, of 725A Ramblewood Lane, Freemansburg
  • Ashley Horning, 17, of 1345 Beverly Ave., Bethlehem
  • Luis Enrique Ortiz, 19, of 618 Atlantic St., Bethlehem
  • Ashley Eskaff, 17, of 1919 Catasauqua Road, Bethlehem

Each of them was charged by Allentown police with robbery, aggravated assault, theft and conspiracy to commit robbery. Ortiz's bail was set at $50,000 and bail for Baker, Eskaff and Horning was set at $35,000 each.

All of the teenagers remain in Northampton County Prison under $100,000 bail. Even though three of the suspects are minors, they are being charged as adults.


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