Police release York College robbery suspect photo

  • Spring Garden Township Police are searching for a man who they say robbed a York College student at gunpoint.
  • Laquan Rumsey, 19, of West York, faces charges of robbery, simple assault, and theft.
  • Anyone with information on Rumsey is asked to call Spring Garden Township Police at (717) 843-0851.

Spring Garden Township Police have released a photo of the man they say robbed a York College student at gunpoint two weeks ago.

Police say Laquan Rumsey also tried to rob two other people on the campus on Oct. 29. As of Monday, Nov. 13, police are still looking for Rumsey.

Rumsey, 19, of the 1500 block of West King Street, West York, faces charges of robbery, simple assault, theft and receiving stolen property.

Laquan Rumsey

Attempts: According to police, Rumsey approached two people in the area of the dorms on York College's west campus about 1:50 a.m. and made a rude comment to one of them.

The two kept walking, and Rumsey then approached from behind and tried ripping one's backpack off, court documents state. Police say he pulled a handgun and pointed it at the two.

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"Unsuccessful at stealing the backpack, the male was pulled away by his friends and he walked off," Detective Dony Harbaugh wrote in charging documents.

Another victim was leaving the area of the dorms when Rumsey approached him and said he had a "beef" with him, police said. The victim told Rumsey he didn't know what he was talking about, court documents state.

Police say Rumsey pulled a gun out and told the victim to empty his pockets. The victim put his hands up and told Rumsey he didn't have anything before getting on the ground, according to charging documents.

Rumsey then walked off, police said.

Robbed of phone: Police say a man was walking through a parking lot when Rumsey ran up behind him and asked him what he was looking at.

Rumsey then pointed the gun at the man's chest and told him to give him his cellphone, documents state.

He ordered the man to give him the unlock code for the phone, and then he ran off, according to police.

Following the robbery, police worked with York College campus safety officers and looked through surveillance footage of the area during the alleged incidents. 

From there, police released images from the footage, according to charging documents. Police say they received tips and were able to name Rumsey as the suspect.

Charges were filed for Rumsey on Nov. 3, and as of Monday, Nov. 13, he had not been arrested.

Anyone with information on Rumsey's whereabouts is asked to call Spring Garden Township Police at 717-843-0851.

Tips also may be submitted to York County Crime Stoppers on its website or by text. 

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser