A man suspected of robbing a 7-Eleven in Langhorne is in the hospital after being shot by an officer around 9:30 p.m. Thursday night. The store, located on the 200 block of N. Pine Street, remained closed through Friday morning.
Officers confirmed to ABC 6 the same 7-Eleven had been robbed three separate times in recent weeks, Thursday included. Police also revealed the firing officer was part of a federal task force investigation into the same string of robberies.
The Penndel-Middletown Emergency Squad transported the injured suspect to St. Mary Medical Center, and he is expected to survive. Additionally, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office confirmed another suspect ran from the scene.
Authorities have identified the uninjured suspect as John Sugalsk, 66, who is a resident of Langhorne Manor. District Judge Jan Vislosky arraigned Sugalsk on robbery and conspiracy charges, then set bail at 10% of $950,000.
Thursday night’s robbery is the latest in a series of thefts from 7-Eleven stores in Lower Bucks. One suspect armed with a handgun robbed the Middletown store on Lincoln Highway in late-April. Then, two suspects attempted to rob two 7-Eleven locations in Falls Township during a single evening in late-May, followed by another robbery less than a week later.
FBI agents, PA State Police troopers, and officers from other local municipalities also responded to the call.