LANCASTER – Deputies are searching for an armed robber who held up an east Lancaster convenience store early this morning (Nov. 21), authorities said.
The incident happened shortly before 6 a.m. at the 7-Eleven convenience store at 844 East Avenue J, according to Lancaster Sheriff’s deputy Miguel T. Ruiz.
An unknown Black male, armed with a handgun, entered the store, demanded money from the business clerk and left with an undisclosed amount of money, Ruiz stated in a news release.
The clerk was not injured in the robbery.
Investigators are working to determine if the incident is related to previously reported robberies, Ruiz stated.
This past weekend, five Lancaster businesses were robbed between 5:45 p.m. Saturday and 9:35 a.m. Sunday. Detectives believe all five robberies were committed by a Black male, between 18 and 30-years-old, Ruiz said previously.
Anyone with information on the 7-Eleven robbery, or any of the recent commercial robberies in Lancaster, is asked to contact Lancaster Station’s Robbery Suppression Team at 661-948-8466.
If you would like to remain anonymous, you may do so by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.