Police arrest man accused of robbing Leechburg Sunoco
A man accused of robbing a Leechburg Sunoco and making off with $70 late Tuesday was carrying a newspaper clipping about the robbery when he was arrested.
Leechburg Officer in Charge Jason Schaeffer said Travis M. Haun of Leechburg had the news clipping in his back pocket when Schaeffer and other officers apprehended him about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.
“He actually handed it to me,” Schaeffer said.
Police accuse Haun, 36, of going to the Sunoco at 265 Market St. late Tuesday, hopping the counter and stealing money from the register.
Haun didn’t show a weapon, but made threatening remarks to the clerk, saying “his life wasn’t worth it” and to “back up before he does something,” according to a criminal complaint. He then ran off.
About 9:30 p.m. Thursday, police received an anonymous tip that Haun was at an apartment on Market Street. About an hour later, officers went there and took him into custody without incident.
“He was very cooperative,” Schaeffer said. “He knew I was coming to get him. He had intentions on turning himself in, it’s just he didn’t make it that far.”
Parks Township police Sgt. John Arce and Kiski Township police Sgt. Christian A. Disciscio helped with the arrest.
Haun was being held at Armstrong County Jail in Kittanning on Friday afternoon after failing to post $50,000 bond.
He is charged with robbery, making terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, theft and receiving stolen property.
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