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Leave the Newports; take the lottery tickets: Man dons umpire mask in Dover armed robbery

John Joyce
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  • Police say a man in a baseball umpire's face mask brandished a gun during a robbery at a Turkey Hill in Dover.
  • The armed robbery took place at 4:46 a.m. Saturday, and the suspect made off with cash and lottery tickets.
  • The suspect forgot to take the pack of Newport cigarettes he demanded before he fled, police said.

The Northern York County Regional Police Department released security camera photos of a man who wore an umpire's face mask and sunglasses as a disguise during an armed robbery Saturday.

The incident took place at 4:46 a.m. at the Turkey Hill located at 2820 Carlisle Road in Dover Township, according to a news release.

Police say a man armed with a silver revolver and wearing a baseball umpire's face mask robbed the Turkey Hill in Dover Township on Saturday. 
(Photo submitted by NYCRPD)

Northern Regional Lt. David Lash confirmed Monday the man demanded money from the cash register and asked for $20 lottery tickets and a pack of Newport cigarettes. The amount of money taken from the cash drawer is undisclosed, and the number of lottery tickets the robber got away with is undetermined, Lash said.

Northern York County Regional Police are asking for assistance in identifying this man, wanted in connection with an armed robbery at the Turkey Hill in Dover Township on Saturday morning.

"He wanted the $20 lottery tickets. He requested multiple tickets," Lash said.

According to the news release, the robber left without taking the pack of cigarettes he'd demanded.

The clerk described the robber as a white man with brown hair wearing a gray V-neck T-shirt and gray sneakers. He had tattoos on both arms and wore removable black sleeves on each arm. He entered the store, displayed a silver revolver and demanded the items from the clerk, the release said.

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According to the release, the robber had a vehicle waiting nearby on Grandview Avenue. Anyone with information regarding his identity or whereabouts is asked to call the Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717-292-3647 or use the tip reporting tool on the department's website, www.nycrpd.org.

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