Store robbery suspect recognized as regular customer, police say

John Valentine III (Swatara Township Police Department)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Police say they know who robbed a Sheetz convenience store in Swatara Township early Sunday because employees immediately recognized the man as a regular customer.

Police have an arrest warrant charging 47-year-old John Valentine III with the robbery of the Sheetz at 6010 Derry Street.

Valentine asked a cashier for cigarettes and then reached into his pocket as if he had a weapon. He demanded money from the cash register and fled, police said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Swatara police at 717-564-2550.

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