for Shankel’s Robbery
– Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today
that the Clearfield County Crime Stoppers is seeking information relating to an
armed robbery at Shankel’s Pharmacy located on West Long Avenue in DuBois.
stated that on Monday, October 17, 2011 at approximately 9:35 a.m. the DuBois
City Police Department and Sandy Township Police Department were dispatched to
Shankel’s Pharmacy for a report of an armed robbery. The actor was described as
a white male, 5'10" to 6' tall, mid to late 20's, who was wearing a plain
black hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and a dark gray bandanna or mask. The male
suspect was carrying a handgun that was described as a stainless steel
revolver, with a 6"-8" long barrel.
entering Shankel’s Pharmacy, the suspect went behind the counter and ordered
everyone to the ground. The suspect then
demanded prescription medication from one of the store employees. After the
suspect obtained the prescription medication, he then attempted to exit the
rear door of the building but could not find the exit door. The suspect then
returned to the front area where he grabbed and pulled a female employee to the
back of the store and ordered her to unlock the door. The suspect then left the
store via the rear door toward Spruce Alley, and fled in an unknown direction.
reported that the male suspect obtained approximately $5,007.56 worth of
prescription medication and that the incident is currently under investigation
by the DuBois City Police Department.
stated that the Clearfield County Crime Stoppers is seeking information
relating to the armed robbery at Shankel’s Pharmacy. Shaw also stated that the
Clearfield County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000.00 and
Shankel’s Pharmacy will pay a reward of up to $500.00, for information leading
to the arrest of the person responsible for the armed robbery.
with knowledge of crime is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at
(800)-376-4700. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney
web site at "www.ClearfieldDA.org" and selecting "Report A