LANCASTER – A suspected thief was arrested with the help of residents Thursday morning after he allegedly snatched a victim’s money at a Lancaster ATM machine and then tried to flee in a stolen car, authorities said.
Tino Shearer, 30, was arrested around 9:53 a.m. Thursday, March 3, on suspicion of robbery, taking or driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Deputy Joshua Stamsek of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
The robbery happened as the victim was using an ATM machine on the 44400 block of Valley Central Way in Lancaster, Stamsek said in a news release.
“Suspect Shearer grabbed the victim’s money from her hand and pushed the victim away from him,” Stamsek stated. “He ran from the scene of the crime and attempted to flee in a Honda Civic.”
“The victim, along with two citizens, detained suspect Shearer in the Honda Civic until deputies arrived on scene,” Stamsek added.
Deputies conducted an investigation and discovered the Honda Civic had been stolen earlier that morning, according to Stamsek.
Shearer was also in possession of stolen property and a methamphetamine pipe, Stamsek said.
Shearer was booked at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to LASD inmate records.