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Police: Man claiming to have gun robs Springettsbury Walmart

John Joyce
505-5432/@JohnJoyceYD
  • Police say a man walked into an area Walmart, said he had a gun and demanded money Monday.
  • The subject got away with an undisclosed amount of money and fled in a maroon SUV, police said.
  • Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 755-TIPS (8477.)

Springettsbury Township police say an unidentified man claimed he had a gun when he approached the customer service counter at the Walmart in Springettsbury Township and demanded money Monday.

The heavy-set white man dressed in a gray T-shirt, brown cargo shorts and brown Converse sneakers got away with an undetermined amount of cash, according to a news release.

Police say this man walked into the Walmart in Springettsbury Township on Monday, claimed to have a gun and demanded money from the employee at the customer service counter.

The incident took place at 11:24 a.m. in the Walmart at 2801 E. Market St. in Springettsbury Township, the news release said.

Detective Chris Ford said it was unknown if the man actually had a gun, but the employees were not taking any chances.

"He made a demand and said he had a gun," Ford said. "There was (no gun) displayed."

The employee handed over the money, according to the release.

A manager at the store Monday declined to answer any questions about the incident.

Walmart: Employees followed emergency protocol

The news release said the robber, who also wore a dark-colored ball cap with a white logo and whose legs are tattooed, left the area in a maroon SUV, possibly a Hyundai Santa Fe.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Springettsbury Police Department at 717-757-3525 or call Crime Stoppers at 755-TIPS (8477).

— Reach John Joyce at jjoyce2@yorkdispatch.comor on Twitter at @JohnJoyceYD