State police issued an arrest warrant for a 22-year-old Penn man who allegedly robbed a gas station while holding a cashier at gunpoint Thursday.

Two people identified Dakota James Scheetz of Railroad Street as the robber after state police released surveillance stills last week.

State police were called to 7-Eleven on East High Street in Franklin Township at about midnight Thursday. According to the affidavit, the cashier told police a man walked into the store wearing a Bob Marley T-shirt with a bandana over his face and pointed a gun at him. Police said the robber demanded two cartons of cigarettes and said, “Sorry man. I don’t want to hurt you.” The suspect allegedly continued pointing the gun at the cashier as he retrieved the cigarettes, and then fled on foot.

Two people called state police anonymously, identifying the man in the surveillance photos as Scheetz. One of the callers said Scheetz typically carries a handgun.

State police found his Facebook profile, which includes a picture of him wearing the same Bob Marley T-shirt and showing a tattoo the cashier reported seeing.

Scheetz is charged with robbery, firearms not to be carried without a license, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and theft. Charges were filed before Magisterial District Judge D. Glenn Bates.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.