Man, Woman Charged in Clarion BP Robbery

| February 10, 2018

CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – Two people are facing felony charges in connection with a robbery at the BP gas station in Clarion.

Court documents indicate that charges have been filed against Alicia Beth Palmquist, 38, and Ronald James Lintner, 48, both of Pittsburgh.

The charges stem from a robbery Wednesday at the BP Gas Station along Route 68 in Monroe Township, Clarion County.

According to a criminal complaint filed at District Judge Timothy P. Schill’s office, Clarion-based State Police were dispatched to the gas station after receiving a call indicating the store had been robbed.

The criminal complaint states a store attendant told police that she gave the man “all she had (in the drawer)” – a total of $70.00.

She said the man then exited the store and climbed up a snow bank as he headed toward Applebee’s restaurant. He then got into a white pickup truck that fled south on Route 68, according to the criminal complaint.

Police spoke with a witness who said the truck, which also had a white cap, had been parked at a nearby motel for several days, according to the criminal complaint.

Investigators were able to connect the truck to Palmquist and Lintner who were staying at Studio Motel 6.

Motel management told investigators that Palmquist checked into the motel on February 2, and provided her driver’s license at that time.

The pair packed their bags and checked out on the day of the robbery, according to the criminal complaint.

Video surveillance from the motel showed Lintner and Palmquist together at the hotel.

Investigators then reviewed footage obtained from the store that showed Palmquist entering the store 16 minutes before Lintner, according to the criminal complaint.

Palmquist purchased a drink and then exited the store as Lintner entered wearing a green ski-mask and allegedly committed the robbery, according to the criminal complaint.

A BOLO was issued alerting all area law enforcement of the white pickup truck.

A short time later, Kittanning-based State Police spotted the truck and attempted to pull it over, but the truck was involved in a collision as it exited the roadway.

Palmquist and Lintner attempted to flee but were apprehended and taken into custody by state police.

Investigators were also able to match Lintner’s bootprints to prints found in the snow near the scene of the robbery, according to the criminal complaint.

Lintner was arraigned at 8:30 p.m. on February 7, before Judge Schill on the following charges:

– Robbery-Take Property From Other/Force, Felony 3
– Flight To Avoid Apprehension/Trial/Punishment, Felony 3
– Conspiracy – Robbery-Take Property From Other/Force, Felony 3
– Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 2
– Conspiracy – Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 2
– Driving with License Suspended/Revoked Purs to Sec 3802/1547B1, Summary

Unable to post $35,000.00 cash bail, he was lodged at the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, with Judge Schill presiding.

Palmquist was arraigned at 9:30 a.m. on February 7, before Judge Schill on the following charges:

– Robbery-Take Property From Other/Force, Felony 3
– Flight To Avoid Apprehension/Trial/Punishment, Felony 3
– Conspiracy – Robbery-Take Property From Other/Force, Felony 3
– Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 2
– Conspiracy – Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 2

Unable to post $35,000.00 cash bail, she was lodged at the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, with Judge Schill presiding.


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