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October 29th, 2015
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Arrest Made in Dover Township Robbery

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Written by: Lt. David Lash
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Previously Reported:

On 10.25.2015 at 1921 hours the Northern York County Regional Police Department responded to the Dollar General Store located at 4911 Carlisle Road in Dover Township for a report of an armed robbery.

Investigation found that a heavy set Hispanic male entered the store and was meandering through the aisles. After several other customers left the store, the male approached the register and paid for a small item. As the clerk was making change, the male produced a pistol and placed it on the counter. The male then demanded the money from the register. The male then fled from the store running southbound with an undetermined amount of cash.

The male ran through a yard in the 4800 block of Carlisle Road and was attacked by a large dog. The dog bit the subject in the arm. The male then made it to a older model white Dodge Caravan. The dog owner approached the vehicle and confronted the subject. The dog owner opened the van door and the subject pointed the handgun at the dog owner. The dog owner instinctively slapped the gun away from the subject. The van then sped off travelling northbound on Carlisle Road.

The robbery suspect is described as follows;

Hispanic male
6’0″ tall
Heavy set
Grey hooded Aeropostale sweatshirt with the number “87” on the chest
Dark blue jeans
Gray/white sneakers
Black gloves
Blue baseball cap
The vehicle was driven by an unknown subject.

The male should have dog bite wounds on one arm. The sweatshirt was torn by the dog.

Neither the clerk, the dog, or the dogs owner were injured.

The handgun was recovered and found to be a plastic replica.

UPDATE:

On Wednesday October 28, 2015 the Northern York County Regional Police Department arrested and charged Michael Alan Sweeney, age 31 of 616 Linden Ave in York, in connection with this robbery.

Sweeney was taken to Central Booking and arraigned on the following charges:

  • Robbery
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking
  • Receiving Stolen Property

Investigators are still attempting to identify and locate the driver of the get away van.  The van has been located.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717.292.3647 or use the crime tip reporting portion of this website.


 

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