LANCASTER – A BLVD beggar was arrested Wednesday morning for stealing a sandwich from a 24-year-old woman.
Tariq Mohammad allegedly threatened to harm the woman if she did not give up the sandwich she’d just purchased from Brooklyn Deli, Sheriff’s officials said. The woman complied and ran away, and then 29-year-old Mohammad was arrested minutes later, according to a press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:
A Lancaster Deputy was “flagged-down” by a female on Lancaster Blvd for a robbery which had just occurred.
The victim told the deputy that she was threatened by an adult male demanding she give him the sandwich she had just purchased from a nearby deli.
The suspect initially begged for the sandwich, but the victim refused to give it to him. The suspect next became more aggressive and threatened to harm her if she didn’t give it to him.
Fearing for her safety she gave the suspect the sandwich, then ran away for help.
The deputy located the suspect, later identified as Tariq Mohammad, minutes later on the Blvd.
Suspect Mohammad was transported to the Lancaster Station Jail for booking. He was arrested for robbery and felony vandalism to county property.
He was held on $50,000 bail.