LANCASTER – Lancaster deputies are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect who stormed a local drug store around 2:45 p.m. Thursday and snatched a large bottle of rum from an employee. The robbery was thwarted when deputies entered the business, but the suspect still managed to escape a neighborhood containment. The following is the press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station:
Lancaster Deputies were “flagged-down” by concerned citizens who saw a strong-armed robbery in progress in a drug store located on the 44000 block of 10th Street East in the City of Lancaster.
An unidentified black male adult forcibly took a large bottle of rum from a store employee.
Once deputies entered the business, the unidentified black male suspect dropped the stolen rum, ran through the business and into a nearby by neighborhood. Additional Deputies quickly responded to coordinate a containment of the neighborhood in an attempt to locate the fleeing suspect, who remains at-large.
The suspect was described as a black male adult, possibly in his early 20s, approximately 5ft 10 inches tall and weighing between 170 to180 pounds. He appeared to have facial hair and had a tattoo on his neck.
If anyone has information which could help to locate the suspect, please contact the Lancaster Station Robbery Suppression Team at 661-948-8466.