Thursday, December 22, 2011

Armed robbery at Tanger Outlets in Lancaster

A manager was robbed at gunpoint after closing a Tanger Outlets store Tuesday night, East Lampeter Township police reported.

The woman closed the Yankee Candle store along Stanley K. Tanger Boulevard at 10 p.m., township police Lt. Robin Weaver said.

She had exited the store through the front door and was walking to her car in a parking lot behind the building when a robber approached and called out to her, Weaver said. The store manager quickly got into her car and locked its doors.

"Then the guy pointed a gun at her and told her to open the door," Weaver said. "She did and he grabbed her purse and ran off."

He fled west from the scene on foot, Weaver said.

Lancaster city police and a tracking canine helped township police search for the robber, but he was not found.

The store manager was not injured, Weaver said.

Loss was limited to her purse and its contents, he said. She did not have any money from the store at the time.

The robber was described as a black man in his 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 130 pounds, he said. He was wearing a gray and black knit hat and a hooded sweatshirt.

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