Suspect arrested in Dollar General robbery

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sweeney-602x753DOVER TWP, York County, Pa –Northern York County Regional Police arrest a suspect in the armed robbery of the Dollar General Store on Carlisle Road.

Michael Alan Sweeney, age 31 of 616 Linden Ave in York, is charged with Robbery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property. Police say Sweeney robbed the store with a fake gun Sunday evening. After he ran out of the store, he ran through a neighboring yard and was bitten by a dog. He got into a waiting van where he was confronted by the dog’s owner, Tim Luckenbaugh. Sweeney allegedly pointed the fake gun at Luckenbaugh, who managed to knock it away.

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.