FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (updated 7/3/2018 at 7PM):
At approximately 2:40 AM on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018, the Lower Pottsgrove Township Police responded to an armed robbery of the Turkey Hill Store #260, located at 3051 E High Street in the Township. Officers arrived on scene and found the store clerk suffered lacerations to the hand and the clerk was transported to Pottstown Hospital for treatment. Investigation revealed a black male wearing a white t-shirt and khaki color shorts entered the store and demanded money from the register. The actor confronted the clerk with a knife, grabbing the clerk and during a brief struggle cutting the clerks hand. The actor then forced the clerk to open the register at which point he removed the cash and fled the store on foot. The subject then ran west from the store. Lower Pottsgrove Police were assisted on scene by Limerick Township Police and a canine unit from Lower Providence Police Dept. Subsequent investigation led to the identification and arrest of the one MIQUEL DWAYNE JOHNSON, JR. (age 36) of Pottstown, PA, JOHNSON is charged with multiple counts of Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Possessing Instruments of Crime, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. He is currently in custody at Montgomery County Correctional Facility and awaiting arraignment.
Reference Incident #20180703M0007