LANCASTER – A man, who allegedly robbed a teenager of 14 cents and was forcing the teenager at gunpoint to another location, saw his plans thwarted when alert neighbors intervened.
Christopher Brown was arrested Saturday night and faces several felony charges, including kidnapping, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
The following is the press report from the Lancaster Station:
Several alert Raysack Avenue residents came to the aid of one of their neighbors Saturday evening.
It all began when the 17-year-old victim was approached by the suspect while walking his dog in the area of 5th Street East and Avenue J.
The suspect (Christopher Brown, Male, Black, 19) confronted the victim and robbed him at gun point.
After the victim handed over his cell phone and all of his cash (14 Cents), Brown demanded more money and forced the victim, at gun point, to take him to his (the victim’s) home.
As the victim and Brown walked toward the victim’s home, located on Raysack Avenue, several of the victim’s neighbors saw the pair and felt that something was wrong. As they ran to the victim’s aide, Brown turned and ran away.
As he ran, he fired his weapon several times in the direction of the neighbors.
Lancaster Station received several calls regarding the incident and dispatch several units to the area. The first deputy on scene put out a radio broadcast to responding units advising them of the suspect’s description.
Moments later, Brown was located and taken into custody near the intersection of 5th Street East and Avenue J. During a search of Brown, deputies recovered the victim’s stolen property. Other assisting units located Brown’s gun in the rear yard of a nearby home.
During the investigation, deputies determined that no one was injured as a result of the gunfire.
Brown was booked at Lancaster Station Jail and faces several Felony charges including Kidnapping, Robbery and Assault with a Deadly Weapon. His bail was set at $100,000.