Two sought in armed robberies of three restaurants

Damon Deshaun Banks

Updated 2/7/2013: Charges against Damon Banks and Lee McQuilkin were dismissed on Feb. 7, 2013. Read more here.

LANCASTER – Lancaster Station detectives have identified the two armed robbers who allegedly held up three fast food restaurants in a two-hour span on June 10. They are now seeking the public’s help in locating the men.

“We need to get them off the street,” said Lancaster Station spokesman Michael Rust. “They are armed and dangerous.”

Damon Deshaun Banks is a 27-year-old black male with brown hair and brown eyes; he is approximately six feet two inches tall and weighs around 180 pounds. There is a $300,000 felony warrant for his arrest.

Lee Vance McQuilkin

Lee Vance McQuilkin is a 27-year-old black male with brown hair and brown eyes; he is approximately six feet two inches tall and weighs around weighs 170 pounds. There is a $300,000 felony warrant for his arrest.

Banks and McQuilkin were identified through a combination of “surveillance video and good old police work,” Rust said.

The men are accused of robbing Little Caesars, Wienerschnitzel and Subway between 7 and 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 10.

In all three cases, the men walked into the restaurants, held the employees at gunpoint, demanded money from the register and then escaped on foot. Read more here.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Damon Deshaun Banks or Lee Vance McQuilkin is urged to contact Detectives Donnel or Ellis at the Lancaster Station at 661-948-8466.

If you would like to provide information anonymously, you can do so by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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  23 comments for “Two sought in armed robberies of three restaurants

  1. luen medrano
    July 3, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Damon banks is innocent!!!!! You have the wrong person. I pray him and his family get thrue this.

    • Cecilia Evans
      July 3, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      There’s no way Damon Banks committed this crime!!! And those who know him such as his college professors, employer, coaches, friends and family know this to be true. I am sure without shift verification of such outrageous allegation this case will gain national attention. I’m so fed up with people who don’t have the finances for solid legal representation being denied due justice. Fortunately, this will not be the case. I whole-heartedly support ridding the streets of criminals. Nonetheless, there are far too many individuals who are innocent sitting behind bars due to so called “Good old detective work.” I’m hopeful that officials will see this is a case of mistaken identity. Damon Banks’ family and friends will utilize all resources to prove his innocence. Irony, how can he be in two places at the same time. The false imprisonment of Brian Banks was one too many. The family and friends of Damon Banks urge the DA to take a detailed look at this case.

      • Laura Milan
        July 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm

        This most certainly is a mistake, Damon Banks is not the guy who did this. Another case of mistaken identity has this guy appearing to the world as something he is not, all while people who are so quick to judge an degrade an innocent hard-working father, brother and son still go unprotected in their own communities, due to the FACT that the guy whose description he fit is still roaming. The DA will see this and clear this innocent mans’ name.
        Our God is a great God and he is working it out.
        In Jesus name.

        • Delron
          August 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm

          Thank you, Reverend Sharpton. You and Reverend Jackson, above, along with your Rainbow Coalition have been quite busy here haven’t you? National attention? HAHAHAHAHA…

    • Delron
      August 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      Everyone is innocent, until proven guilty. Damon is no different in his current situation…he simply has to prove his innocence versus the state’s proof of guilt.

      • August 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm

        In this situation ,he is guilty until proven innocent. If you have no compassion for an innocent person who is caged up like an animal for no valid reason at all ,then you should rethink whether or not you should be a part of the human RACE. He should nOT BE IN THIS PREDICAMENT. ALL THE EVIDENCE BEING REQUESTED SHOULD HAVE BEEN REQUESTED PRIOR TO AN ARREST WARRANT BEING ISSUED.WHEN THIS IS OVER ALL HE GETS IS AN OOPS,Oh well, this is how the justice system works…Not even close to fair or just. Damons arrest has only added more victims to the list of people who were victimized.

  2. Topflight417
    June 27, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    What can i say. It had to be the [removed] again. Wow low life thugs good for nothing. To be honest i shouldnt say this but everyone say that god is perfect. Only this one time he is not because he made [removed] like the ones above be born. So god [removed] up big time. Sorry bro but its the truth the whole truth but nothing but the thruth so hold me god.

    • call it as i see it
      June 28, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      Bro, god didn’t make them do it, we make our own choices, people know right from wrong, give me a break. God created man, yes, but he gave us the gift of making our own decisions. We are in control of what we do or what don’t do. U must be really young.

    • luen medrano
      July 3, 2012 at 11:18 am

      How can you say that God messed up with these two??? What about the females that kill their kids??? Your such an idiot.

    • CB
      July 18, 2012 at 8:09 am

      Hey your all idiots no such thing as god. THIS MAN IS INNOCENT !

  3. Javier Gomez
    June 25, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I heard this happened on the scanner, they had the police scrambling. They were always one step ahead. They were smart enough to elude capture three times.

    Brazen Scoundrels!

    • sacryinshame
      June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

      Sometimes when our Deputies don’t coordinate who is taking what call, they sort of look like The Keystone Cops. I am surprised they don’t crash into eachother more often.

  4. IRRITATED !
    June 25, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Low life thugs!! Hope they’re caught ASAP. Lock them up and throw away the key. They are no good for society.

  5. Sam
    June 25, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    They’re probably back in Compton where they belong!

  6. FUNNY
    June 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Sec 8, Hud, Black male funny they dont want to be picked on or singled out but as i see it there doing all the Crime,if we had a law where they cut off your hand for robberies i think they would be looking for a Job,shall we sharpen the knife

    • luen medrano
      July 3, 2012 at 11:19 am

      Racist bastered

    • G.W.BUSH
      July 3, 2012 at 11:38 am

      yes this is your ex-president,and just because i’m out of office does not mean that i don’t have power! Now since we have created the system,and our laws against them from the begining of time.I might just bring this one up to the committee!! what do you think about that, my fellow Racist Brother Of The Struggle?

  7. Googler
    June 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I hope they find them. But remember the motto in the black community is “don’t snitch!” so who knows if they will ever be found or not?

    • Gladdys
      June 25, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Yeah! they still have not found the guy who killed the Air Force soldier in Lancaster that was sitting in his car.

      • Laura Milan
        July 3, 2012 at 11:45 pm

        Alot transpires in all kinds of communities, just as the one where University officials knowing about child molestation from one of their own was kept a “secret”, i guess the motto in THAT community.

  8. monique
    June 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    So should we feel sorry for theses 2 thugs?

    • sacryinshame
      June 27, 2012 at 1:37 am

      retorical question, right?

  9. hmr
    June 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    guess they didn’t go to the conference the other day..

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