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UPDATE: Suspect arrested for armed robbery

Police Department Press Release, City of Pittsburg

October 31, 2019

UPDATE – October 31, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Continued follow up investigation into this armed robbery incident from Tuesday morning, October 29th, has resulted in a suspect being positively identified.

20-year-old David Lamont Young III, of Pittsburg, was identified as the suspect involved in Tuesday morning’s armed robbery at the Snak-Atak convenience store, located at 1101 E. 4th St., Pittsburg.

On Thursday morning, October 31, 2019, Mr. Young was spotted in Parsons, Kansas, by law enforcement officers who attempted to apprehend him. Mr. Young fled from officers, during which a brief vehicle pursuit ensued. Mr. Young was apprehended shortly thereafter by officers and was taken into custody without further incident. There were no injuries reported during the pursuit.

Mr. Young is currently being held by authorities in Parsons at this time on charges stemming from the pursuit there.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700, or at our automated tip line, (620) 231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.