On 6/3/2020 at approximately 12:30 p.m., East Lampeter Township Police were dispatched to the Budget Host Inn (2140 Lincoln Highway East) for a robbery that just occurred. Upon arrival, police spoke with the victim, an employee of the business, who advised while she was cleaning a room, she was approached by an unknown male and female. The male and female accused her of stealing $80.00 they accidentally left in the room. The victim advised the male and female grabbed a money pouch from her entering into an altercation. According to police a second victim attempted to intervene during which time the female actor pulled a gun out and threatened to shoot them.
Video surveillance and photographs from the robbery incident were provided to surrounding police departments.
On 6/6/2020, a Lancaster City police officer initiated a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle. The occupants, Jayquann Burkett , 19 years old and Sophia Cortez, 18 years old, were identified as the suspects involved in the robbery. Police say Sophia Cortez was found to be in possession of a loaded revolver at the time of arrest.
Jayquann Burkett was also wanted by Manheim Township police department for a carjacking incident that occurred in their jurisdiction.
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