A Pennsylvania man was arrested on Monday after officers said he pointed a gun at a clerk at the Family Dollar in Bridgeport.
Officers with the Bridgeport Police Department said that they were dipatched to the Famlily Dollar on West Main Street in Bridgeport at 10:54 a.m. on Monday for a report of a man with a weapon attempting to steal items from the store. According to police, the man fled the store prior to the officers arrival on scene.
Upon arrival, officers said they learned that the man was attempting to steal merchandise from the store, and when he was confronted, he pulled a handgun from his waitband and pointed it at the clerk.
Officers said they located the man, David Lutz, 40, of Sunberry, Pennsylvania nearby with a loaded 9 millimeter handgun on his person. Lutz was taken into police custody and charged with first degree robbery.
According to police, Lutz was arraigned before Magistrate Demarco, who set his bond at $25,000.00. Lutz has been incarcerated in lieu of posting bond, officers said.