It may be the season of giving, but police said three people in Dauphin County let their greed get the best of them.
Lower Paxton Township police said two employees of the Salvation Army store on the 5000 block of Hampton Court Road were robbed Saturday night.
According to police, while two female employees were walking to their cars around 9:45 p.m., 28-year-old Sirdee Green approached them with a gun. Investigators said he took a bag of cash that contained the proceeds from the store.
A short time later, police said an officer spotted Green getting into a van. When police searched the alleged getaway vehicle, they said they found two other people, 23-year-old Shasta Dickey and 33-year-old Kia Enos.
Police said they found the bag of cash and the gun, which turned out to be an air-soft pistol, in the back seat of the van.
Additionally, investigators said they found crack cocaine on Green.
People were stunned to hear of the incident.
"Salvation Army this time of year? Come on," said Russ Harr of Harrisburg. "To target these places that are meant to help people...that's sad."
"The Salvation Army? And at this time of year? It's Christmas. Who's thinking this? What kind of people are these? I'm shocked," said Debbie Thomson of Harrisburg.
Many also said the robbery left them fearful this holiday season.
"Where we live around here, I would never expect that to happen...never expect an armed robbery," said Thomson. "So now we have to be extra on guard...make sure I lock my doors. I'm used to going out with a dog at night walking, not even thinking about stuff like that."
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