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COMMONWEALTH v. GORLEY (06/30/71)

decided: June 30, 1971.

COMMONWEALTH
v.
GORLEY, APPELLANT



Appeals from judgment of sentence of Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division, of Philadelphia, April T., 1970, Nos. 1115, 1116, 1119, and 1120, in case of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. James Gorley.

COUNSEL

Richard D. Winters and John W. Packel, Assistant Defenders, and Vincent J. Ziccardi, Defender, for appellant.

Milton M. Stein, Assistant District Attorney, James D. Crawford, Deputy District Attorney, and Arlen Specter, District Attorney, for Commonwealth, appellee.

Wright, P. J., Watkins, Montgomery, Jacobs, Hoffman, Spaulding, and Cercone, JJ. Concurring and Dissenting Opinion by Hoffman, J. Cercone, J., joins in this concurring and dissenting opinion.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 219 Pa. Super. Page 121]

Judgment of sentence affirmed.

Disposition

Judgment of sentence affirmed.

Concurring and Dissenting Opinion by Hoffman, J.:

On March 9, 1970, a woman was accosted on the street and her wallet torn from her coat pocket. She pursued the robber and saw him run into a house. She then proceeded across the street and called the police, who arrived shortly. Furnished with a detailed description of the robber, the police went into the house and

[ 219 Pa. Super. Page 122]

    knocked at a door on the second floor. The owner of the apartment allowed the officers to enter and they observed the appellant, who fit the description, sitting on a bed.

In a closet, within arms' reach of appellant, the officer observed a woman's wallet. On a sink in plain view was a woman's pocketbook. All four occupants of the apartment were led down to the sidewalk ...


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