Man Arrested After Threatening An Employee While Trying To Rob An Orange City Store

By on July 5, 2016 in WNDB News

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Orange City, FL – A 27-year-old man is behind bars after attempting to rob a Lowe’s in Orange City and for threatening a loss prevention officer.

Orange City Police arrived at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store at 901 Saxon Blvd. around 12:36 PM on July 5th in response to a felony theft in progress. Officers were advised that a suspect, later identified as Robert Allen Lewis, tried to steal several hundred dollars worth of tools.

Lewis was stopped by a loss prevention officer and a physical altercation ensued. lewis threatened to stab the employee, though no weapon was visible. Lewis then fled the store on foot.

With the help of VCSO and K-9 officers, Lewis was found hiding in a wooded area behind Lowe’s. He was arrested by Orange City Police without incident, and a knife was found on him.

He’s being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail and has been charged with robbery ith a deadly weapon, grand theft, and resisting a merchant.

No one was injured during the incident.

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(Robert Allen Lewis, Photo Courtesy Volusia County Jail)

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.

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