JENKINTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Police have arrested and charged a man in the armed robbery of pet store in Abington Township, Montgomery County.
It happened around 8:15 p.m. Friday night at the Pet Valu Store in the 1600 block of The Fairway in Jenkintown.READ MORE: Single Father, Daughters And Niece Killed In Westville, New Jersey Car Crash
Police say a man wearing a mask and armed with a handgun entered the store and demanded an employee give him the money from the cash register.
After being handed an undisclosed amount of cash, authorities say the gunman, later identified as Robert Ameen Young, Jr., fled the store and drove away in a green Cadillac.
Police say a responding officer attempted to stop the vehicle in the parking lot but Young sped away. After a brief chase, police say he jumped out of the car and started fleeing on foot. The officer chased Young down and took him into custody without further incident.READ MORE: Body Matching Description Of Casey Johnston Found Near Area Car Was Located, Officials Say
The officer was not injured.
There were no customers inside of the store at the time of the robbery.
A search of Young’s vehicle turned up a loaded handgun and the stolen money.MORE NEWS: Gibson Excels In Phils Debut; Realmuto, Harper Pound Pirates
Young was charged with robbery, carrying a firearm without a license, theft, fleeing and eluding police, terroristic threats and various other related offenses.