Baltimore Ravens back up running back Bernard Pierce found himself in a scary situation Tuesday night. The Raven was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint on the 7500 block of Philadelphia’s Haverford Avenue in the Overbrook Park region of the city.
According to sources, the robber jumped out of a vehicle while an accomplice remained in the driver’s seat with the car running. The man then pulled a gun on Pierce, and robbed the Raven at gunpoint. Taking his wallet and cell phone, the man also stole Pierce’s BMW soon afterwords.
Police were able to locate the missing BMW and are processing it for clues. It showed up in a different region of Philadelphia, apparently abandoned. Police are hopeful that a suspect in the gunpoint robbery of the Raven Pierce will lead to a suspect emerging.
With his cousin at the time, neither man was injured as a result of the robbery. Both men were reported to be shaken up as a result of what had transpired however.
Pierce was visiting family in Philadelphia, he is from Ardmore. His mother had only been in town a week, and reported that her son had just purchased the BMW two weeks ago. She also reported in an interview with local news that her son is now afraid for his and his families safety.
A key piece of the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl run last season, Pierce showed an explosiveness out of the backfield that enabled him to carve out a piece of the backfield action for himself as a rookie. That he received over 100 touches as a rookie running back is a testament to his talent when you look at the man he took those carries from, Ray Rice.
Pierce was also a star at Temple University, where he starred during his three years with the team. During his tenure at Temple, he rushed for over 3,500 yards and scored 53 touchdowns. In his final season with the team he exploded, putting up 1,481 yards and 27 touchdowns in that season alone.
Police are hoping that anyone with information regarding the case will come forward and help them in their efforts to catch the gunpoint robbers who sole the car of Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce.
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