8.26.2013 Robbery 400 blk. Manor St.
On Monday August 26, 2013 Officers from Lancaster City Police responded to a call for assistance at Reveron, 402 W. King St. The caller told a dispatcher that a male was waiting outside and wanted to assault him. The caller provided a description of a Black male wearing a white tee shirt and tan pants. When Officers arrived the caller was still inside the business. The suspect had fled the location on foot.
Officer Martinez-Bender was on the 400 blk. W. King St. and saw a male that matched the description provided by the caller. The male fled on foot from Off. Martinez-Bender. The male ran west on W. King St. and then south on 1st blk. S. Mary St. The male ran through a breezeway and backyard of a residence on S. Mary St. Off. Martinez-Bender lost sight of the suspect. As other Officers arrived to assist, a perimeter was established around the last known area of the suspect. Lt. Laser checked the area inside the perimeter and located the suspect hiding in the backyard of a residence on the 500 blk. W. King St. The suspect was a 17 year old juvenile.
Officer Peter Velez spoke with the original caller who was still at Reveron. The caller stated that the suspect had followed him from a barber shop on the 1st blk. New Dorwart St. to the 400 blk. Manor St. The victim had been holding his cell phone in his hand at the time. The suspect threatened to assault the victim unless he gave him his cell phone. The victim refused and continued walking away. The suspect then grabbed the victim by his shirt in an attempt to take the phone. The suspect ripped the victim’s shirt off and the victim was able to run inside Reveron to seek assistance until Police arrived.
As a result of this incident, Det. Sgt. Nate Nickel filed a Juvenile Allegation/Affidavit for a single count of Robbery (F2) against the juvenile, through Lancaster County Juvenile Probation. The juvenile suspect was remanded to detention at the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center (YIC).
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