Police: Man arrested for stealing cash drawer from Bethel Park CoGo’s
A man convicted of multiple robberies was arrested again Monday in connection with the robbery of a Bethel Park convenience store.
Bethel Park Police say Sean Randy Beach, 48, no known address, stole $200 from a CoGo’s on South Park Road.
Police were called to the store just after 9:45 p.m. for a panic alarm, followed by a report of a robbery.
When officers arrived, they said they found out the suspect, later identified as Beach, had run off with a cash drawer containing $200.
Police Chief Timothy O’Connor said when Beach to the store, he had his hand in his pocket. He demanded money from the clerk, but didn’t brandish a weapon, the chief said.
“He had his hand in his pocket implying that he had a weapon,” O’ Connor said.
No one was injured.
After the robbery, an officer spotted Beach running behind the nearby Post Office, and he was later found hiding in a wooded area, police said.
He refused to surrender and resisted arrest before he was taken into custody, police said. It took three officers to arrest Beach. One officer suffered a minor hand injury and some scrapes during the arrest, O’Connor said. O’Connor said the officer didn’t need to be treated for those injuries.
According to police, Beach had a large, metal, industrial-sized bolt and a pocket knife at the time of his arrest. Neither had been used in the robbery.
Officers recovered the cash drawer and money.
Beach has a lengthy criminal history with multiple convictions for robbery, according to police. He was already wanted for a parole violation, but police couldn’t say what that violation was.
Beach faces charges of robbery and resisting arrest. He remained in the Allegheny County Jail Tuesday afternoon after failing to post $50,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 21.