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Two charged in 2022 Lower Southampton robbery


Two Michigan truck drivers are being charged with the violent robbery of a Lower Southampton Township comic book store, which occurred in September 2022.

Zackery Maximus Tucker, 22, of Quincy, Mich., was arraigned on Monday, March 18, on charges of robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, possession of an instrument of crime, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. He was arraigned by District Judge Charles D. Jonas and remanded to Bucks County Correctional Facility under $300,000 bail, 10 percent.

Caleb James-Lorenze Simpson, 35, of Clarklake, Mich., was also charged in the robbery. He is currently in custody in Michigan pending extradition to Pennsylvania.

During the robbery of the Comic Collection store, 83 Bustleton Pike, the owner was knocked off a ladder, punched with brass knuckles and threatened with a knife held to his face, police said.

The pair loaded two large duffel bags with a laptop, the victim’s keys, cash, comic books, Pokémon cards, action figures, and other store merchandise, police said. They also emptied the victim’s wallet and left his credit cards behind. The store owner suffered numerous contusions, lacerations, and broken ribs.

On Dec. 19. 2023, police received a tip that indicated a long-haul trucker named Caleb Simpson and another trucker were behind the comic store robbery. Simpson was arrested in Michigan three weeks after the robbery for attempting to steal a firearm.

Last month, investigators received results from the Pennsylvania State Police crime lab indicating a DNA match for Simpson to the Comic Collection robbery.

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