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.
5 comments for "Strong-arm robbery suspect sought"
Nancy P says
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.
lulu belle says
What? He forgot the Rum?
sammy p says
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. :)
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?