DOVER TWP, York County, Pa –Police say the the Dollar General Store located at 4911 Carlisle Road in Dover Township was the victim of an armed robber Sunday. It happened around 7:21pm. Northern York County Regional Police say the suspect, described as a heavy-set Hispanic male, entered the store and was meandering through the aisles. After several other customers left the store, the suspect approached the register and paid for a small item. As the clerk was making change, the suspect produced a pistol and placed it on the counter. The suspect then demanded the money from the register. He then fled from the store running southbound with an undetermined amount of cash.
The suspect ran through a yard in the 4800 block of Carlisle Road and was attacked by a large dog. The dog bit the suspect in the arm. The suspect then made it to a older model white Dodge Caravan. The dog owner approached the vehicle and confronted the suspect. The dog owner opened the van door and the suspect pointed the handgun at the dog owner. The dog owner slapped the gun away from the suspect. The van then sped off traveling northbound on Carlisle Road.
The robbery suspect is described as follows;
- Hispanic male
- 6’0″ tall
- Heavy set
- Grey hooded Aeropostale sweatshirt with the number “87” on the chest
- Dark blue jeans
- Gray/white sneakers
- Black gloves
- Blue baseball cap
The vehicle was driven by an unknown suspect .
The suspect should have dog bite wounds on one arm. The sweatshirt was torn by the dog.
Neither the clerk, the dog, or the dogs owner were injured.
The handgun was recovered and found to be a plastic replica.
The investigation into this crime continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717-292-3647.