Two arrested accused of robbing, beating men at Lawrence Co. business

Pennsylvania State Police are still searching for a third suspect in the attempted homicide and robbery

Two people accused of robbing and beating two men and stealing several cars and a motorcycle in Lawrence County have been arrested.
Tyler Amos (left), Brandy Mae Rombold (right)


PERRY TWP., Pa. (WKBN) – Two people have been arrested and accused of robbing and beating two men and stealing several cars and a motorcycle in Lawrence County. Pennsylvania State Police are still searching for one more suspect.

Brandy Mae Rombold of Ellwood City, Pa., was taken to the Jefferson County Jail. Police tell WKBN 25-year-old Tyler Michael Cory Amos of Cochranton, Pa. was also arrested Sunday afternoon.

Saturday morning at 9:13 a.m. police were called to Cable Hardwoods Inc., located in the 4400 block of State Route 488, Portersville Road, Pa. — a lumber store.

The 60-year-old business owner saw an open door to a shed and began checking his other buildings when he went to work that morning. A police report states he was then shot at by three suspects, held at gunpoint and forced into one of the buildings. He was then threatened, robbed and beaten with a baseball bat and gun.

At this time, an 84-year-old family member of the man arrived to feed the cats at the business. The report states he was also held at gunpoint, robbed of his wallet and beaten.

The suspects drove off in the business owner’s car and continued a crime spree through several counties, stealing more cars and guns along the way, according to the report.

The owner crawled through the woods to a nearby home, where he got help and called 911.

The suspects were found in Cadiz, Ohio — outside of Steubenville — where police chased them into the woods.

Police say prior, the three attackers switched cars and then went on a day-long crime spree in Beaver and Butler counties. Additional crimes were discovered by detectives, including the robbery of a 2015 Kawasaki motorcycle that they drove to Cable Hardwoods Inc.

The 60-year-old man was taken to Allegheny General Hospital for serious injuries. The other man was taken to Ellwood City Hospital. Both men did not have to spend the night in the hospital.

WKBN talked with the victims Sunday, but they didn’t want to go on camera.

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