The Bus Station Criminal Runs Free


This past Sunday, October 31st, State College was in a state of panic. An armed man was seen at a local bus station office, Fullington bus depot, 152 N. Atherton St. He walked into the building showed the clerk his weapon, and then struck them over the head with the weapon, which was confirmed to be a pistol, knocking the clerk to the floor.

After the clerk was knocked to the ground the suspect stole cash from the register and left through a side door. The suspect is said to be a “tall black man with a salt and pepper beard and witnesses say his eyes had a yellow tint almost like the suspect had jaundice.” The suspect was wearing a black mask, a black sweatshirt zipped all the way up with white lettering, and his hood up. The injured clerk was taken to a local hospital where they were treated for their nonlife-threatening injuries from the attack. 

After the attacker had left the office, an alert was sent out to locals as well as college students who attend Penn State University due to the attack being in the college town. There was a series of alerts in the form of a text message, the first message said, “Seek shelter. Secure doors. Be silent. Be still.”. The second message said “Armed Robbery suspect still at large, remain vigilant and avoid the area of 152 North Atherton Street.” which was sent only half an hour later, later that evening the last message was sent that says,  “There is no longer a known threat to the University community. No evidence the suspect is still in the area,”. Police currently have information on the suspect’s possible vehicle and release footage in hopes of the community being able to identify the car.





State College Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspect