Tips led Latrobe Police to robbery suspect
Latrobe Police said tips provided by the public led to the arrest Tuesday of a Johnstown man in connection with the March 8 robbery of the BP gas station-convenience store.
Cory Lonsinger, 27, was arrested by city police on charges of robbery, robbery by use of force, unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and making terroristic threats following a two-month investigation into the robbery that occurred 12:30 a.m. at the station at 204 Lloyd Avenue.
“Police were led to Lonsinger through several leads from the public,” Det. Ronald Keslar said.
Keslar alleges Lonsinger wore a gray, hooded sweatshirt, gray gloves, black pants and white shoes during the robbery. Police Chief John Sleasman said Lonsinger also had his face covered with a black bandanna, threatened the clerk with pepper spray before fleeing with an unspecified amount of cash.
On the day of the robbery, police released a photograph of the suspect taken by a surveillance camera.
Lonsinger was ordered held in the Westmoreland County Prison pending a preliminary hearing Monday before Unity District Judge Michael Mahady.
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