Strong-arm robbery suspect sought

RobberyLANCASTER – 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.

  5 comments for “Strong-arm robbery suspect sought

  1. mick
    August 17, 2013 at 12:01 pm


  2. Nancy P
    August 17, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Description sounds like most young men in the area. Good luck finding him. He’ll probably be back now that he knows it was not the store who alerted the police.
    A few years a ago, I saw a group of guys (same description as this news article) walk into Albertson’s on 20th W and K with a hand cart. Loaded it up with beer and walked out. Right through the self check. No one stopped them. It was dark outside. That’s when I quit shopping after dark.

  3. lulu belle
    August 17, 2013 at 9:37 am

    What? He forgot the Rum?

  4. August 17, 2013 at 7:47 am

    So the employee just happened to be walking around the store with a large bottle of rum? Too bad the name of the business was not listed, I would like to submit an application. :)

    • les
      August 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      Could he have possibly been at a register acting as if were going to pay for it then just grabbed it and ran?
      Could it have been in a locked cabinet and as the employee was removing it and bringing it to the register he grabbed it and ran?

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