Second armed robbery suspect arrested
Nov. 28, 2012 — The Susanville Police Department (SPD) announced it has arrested a second suspect in an alleged Thanksgiving Day armed robbery at a local gas station.
According to a press release from the SPD, Patrick Donald McKee, 27, of Susanville, was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Spirit gas station on Main Street. McKee was arrested without incident and booked into the Lassen County Jail. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
According to the SPD, an arrest warrant had been issued for McKee charging him with armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
According to the SPD, the armed robbery occurred at the Beacon gas station at 1001 Main St. in the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 22. A clerk told officers two men allegedly held him up at gunpoint before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money.
Susanville Police Chief Tom Downing said a shot was fired during the incident, but no injuries were reported.
On Saturday, Nov. 24, officers arrested Paul Carter Bauer, 18, of Susanville, on felony robbery, conspiracy and assault with a deadly weapon charges. Bauer was unarmed when located and arrested without incident. He was booked into the Lassen County Jail and is being held on $43,000 bail.
The SPD said the case has been forwarded to the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office, but it is still under investigation.
Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to call the SPD’s 24-hour dispatch line at (530) 257-2171. Callers may remain anonymous.
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