7-Eleven Armed Robber Still At Large

The armed suspect involved in the robbery of the East Second Street 7-Eleven on April 1 is still at large, according to Jamestown Police.

The suspect, who was caught on surveillance video entering the 7-Eleven shortly before 2 a.m., was seen pulling out a black automatic weapon before demanding cash from the store’s two employees.

He is believed to be a 6-foot to 6-foot-2-inch black man with a thin build, police said.

“We’ve got several different leads and several different suspects,” said Captain Robert F. Samuelson, division commander of the Jamestown Police Department.

The suspect is not believed to be associated with the two earlier armed robberies that occurred in the city.

According to Samuelson, charges are “forthcoming” for 29-year-old Jamestown man Dennis J. Harmon, who was taken into custody April 5 for his alleged involvement in the armed robbery at the Brooklyn Square CVS on March 26.

His alleged accomplice, 23-year-old Thomas W. Lawson, also of Jamestown, was charged on April 3 with two counts of first-degree armed robbery for his alleged involvement in robbing the North Main Street 7-Eleven on March 24 and CVS.

Lawson is suspected of working alone in the 7-Eleven robbery, entering the store at approximately 5:41 a.m., dressed in Carhartt overalls, a gray hooded sweatshirt and a mask covering his face.

He reportedly wielded a large knife and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.

Police believe Lawson and Harmon may have worked in tandem during the CVS robbery, entering the store at approximately 2:16 a.m., dressed in Carhartt-style pants, hooded sweatshirts and masks covering their faces.

They robbed the store of medication, cash and cigarettes before fleeing. One of them again wielded a knife.

Samuelson said it was Lawson’s sweatshirt, captured on surveillance video reading “Tailgate Party,” that led to a tip pointing toward Lawson and his 29 N. Main St. business, Van’s Texas Hots.

Investigators, after locating and questioning Lawson at the business, attained a search warrant and found stolen items from the CVS robbery in the basement, including prescription pill bottles, pills, opiate products and cigarettes.

With several leads, police took Harmon into custody shortly afterward.

Anyone with information on the suspect at large is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7531 or leave an anonymous tip at 483-Tips (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.