Robber flashes shop owner before stealing money, clothes


By: Associated Press

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania robbery suspect has diversified his criminal portfolio by exposing himself to a shop owner before taking cash and a women’s outfit from a clothing store.

Richland Township police Detective Kevin Gaudlip says Tuesday’s heist at the King and Queen Shoppe near Johnstown “was more than just your typical robbery.”

Police say the man walked into the store and exposed himself. The befuddled store owner nonetheless helped him look for women’s clothing, but when she tried to ring up the transaction, he pushed her and demanded money.

Police say the man took a large skirt and a purple lace-trimmed blazer. They believe the items might have been intended as a gift.

If so, they’re hoping the recipient or anyone else who knows the man will call police.