A 36-year-old man awaiting trial for robbing and kidnapping a man in Upper Southampton Township in March is now facing attempted homicide charges for that crime. He is also being charged in Philadelphia with killing a man in the city, less than a week before the Bucks County crime.
Pavel Belous, of Halstead Street in Philadelphia, was charged Wednesday with two counts of attempted homicide stemming from the March 11, 2021, robbery and kidnapping of the victim.
Belous was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge C. Robert Roth on Wednesday and his bail was set at $5 million, 10 percent. He has been in Bucks County Correctional Facility since his arrest following the crime.
During a preliminary hearing on June 3, 2021, the victim identified Belous as the masked man who entered his car at the McDonald’s parking lot, 338 Second Street Pike in Upper Southampton, at 10:30 p.m. March 11, 2021. Upon entering, Belous put a knife to the victim’s throat and demanded money.