Off-Duty Officer Thwarts Robber’s Escape
Cheyenne Police were called to the Cheyenne Target store at 1708 Dell Range on Sunday afternoon on a report of a shoplifter who had threatened a store employee with a knife, according to a press release from the Cheyenne Police Department. Police say when they arrived on the scene they found the man, 28 year old Dustin Gebhardt of Cheyenne, had pulled a knife on an employee who confronted him about shoplifting in the store.
Police say Gebhardt had fled the store, but was intercepted by an off-duty officer from Parker, Colo. who made Gebhardt return to the store where he was taken into custody. The release says police found Gebhardt in possession of the knife as well as items stolen from the store. Gebhardt was booked on charges of Aggravated Robbery, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Methamphetamine. Police say no one was injured in the incident. Police spokesman Sgt. Rob Dafoe declined to identify the off-duty officer by name