On 12/30/13, at approximately 2050 hrs., the Mechanicsburg Police Department was dispatched to a robbery that had just occurred. The robbery occurred in the 600 block of East Simpson Street, at the Scottee Coin Laundry. Upon arrival, the police department met with the female victim who reported that while doing laundry, she was approached by a white, male who demanded money. The female told the male that she did not have any money, but the male observed a change purse that was on a table. The male picked up the change purse and begin leaving the area. The victim walked towards the male and directed the male to return the money. The male opened his jacket and displayed the handle of a knife. The male then left the area in a large white vehicle.
The male was described as being a white, male, in his 30s, approximately 5’8″ – 5’10” tall. He was wearing a dark colored jacket, a white shirt and blue jeans. The suspect was to have had short hair and a beard. Surveillance cameras caputered the suspect during the robbery.
Anyone with information or the identity of the male suspect is asked to call the Mechanicsburg Police Department at (717) 691-3300. Anonymous tips can be directed to the police department by calling (717) 691-3309.