LANCASTER – Lancaster patrol deputies captured four suspects who they say robbed an elderly Lancaster man while he was taking his 4-year-old grandson for a walk.
Shortly after 10 a.m., Wednesday (Feb. 29, 2012), a 64-year-old Lancaster man was taking his 4-year-old grandson for a walk through their neighborhood.
As they neared the intersection of Hanstead Avenue and Calmae Drive, the man saw three males walking towards him. As the trio passed him and his grandson, the man was suddenly grabbed from behind by one of the males who placed him a “choke hold”.
As the suspect held him, the other two suspects robbed him of his wallet and glasses as his grandson looked on in horror.
The three suspects then ran to a Silver PT Cruiser that was being driven by a female.
The responding deputy issued a county wide broadcast regarding the description of the suspects and their vehicle.
Less than an hour later, deputies located the suspects and the vehicle near Fern Avenue and Avenue I in the city of Lancaster. All four suspects were taken into custody and booked at Lancaster Station.
- Daman Spears, 24
- Terrill Smith, 18
- Jacqueline Huff, 22 and
- A 16-year-old male juvenile
Spears, Smith and Huff are being held at Lancaster Station. Bail has been set at $50,000 each.
The juvenile was transported to a Juvenile Custody Facility where he is being held without bail.
The victim and his grandson were not injured during the incident.
Lancaster Station’s “Robbery Suppression Team” is investigating the incident.
(Information via press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.)