Lancaster police seek 2 armed, dangerous robbery suspects

Lancaster City Police are searching for two suspects they believe were involved in two armed robberies in late May.

According to officials, the J&K Supermart along the 500 block of New Holland Avenue was robbed on May 28 at around 9:20 p.m.

Mea's Grocery Store on the 100 block of East Walnut Street was robbed two days later, on May 30 at around 6:20 p.m. Surveillance video indicated that the same woman and man were responsible for both armed robberies.

Following a police investigation, The Lancaster City Bureau of Police and the Philadelphia State Parole Division identified the alleged robbers as 32-year-old Rachel Burk and 29-year-old Kevin Ware.

There are no known addresses for either suspect, though Ware reportedly has ties to the Philadelphia area. He is also a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred June 4 in Columbia. The West Hempfield Police Department is investigating that robbery.

Officials charged Burk with two counts of robbery and two counts of criminal conspiracy to commit robbery. Ware has been charged with the aforementioned grocery store/supermarket robberies. Their locations are currently unknown.

Ware is wanted on a state parole warrant. Both Ware and Burk are considered armed and dangerous.

According to police, Ware has a thin build, around 5-foot-9, bald, with a tattoo on his left forearm. Burk is described as having a thin to medium build and around 5-foot-5.

Anyone with information may contact police at 735-3358. All callers can remain anonymous.

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