Police: Red Lion man stole $1,600 in lottery tickets at gunpoint from his neighborhood Turkey Hill
Police say a Red Lion man stole more than $2,000 in lottery tickets and cash at gunpoint from the Turkey Hill he frequents that's a block down from his home.
Michael Allen Storm, 32, of 212 W. Broadway, is charged with robbery, aggravated assault and firearms violations, which are all felonies, as well as making terroristic threats, theft, and other related misdemeanor offenses, according to the criminal complaint against him.
Witnesses told state police a man — later identified as Storm — walked into the Turkey Hill a block down from his house at 346 W. Broadway with his hood pulled up, but his face uncovered and visible, according to charging documents.
Police allege the man pulled out a black handgun, held it waist high, pointed at the employee behind the cash register, and announced: "This is a robbery."
He told the employees to give him all the money in the register and the safe, and lottery tickets, adding, "You don't have much time," according to documents.
Neighbor: Storm had them put the $1,646 worth of lottery tickets and $785 in cash in a bag and give them to him, documents state. He then left, but immediately came back in to grab something he'd dropped; he made eye contact with both employees, and then fled south, police say.
Both employees told police the man who'd just robbed them was a regular customer, and that he must live nearby, as he always walks to the store, documents state. Later, one of the employees saw Storm walking into his home a block down the road, and recognized him as the robber, according to documents. Police say both picked him out of a photo lineup.
Storm attempted to cash in some of the lottery tickets at other convenience stores around the area, but was unsuccessful, as they had been registered as stolen, according to police.
Storm remains in York County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to prison records.
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