Suspect in Laramie K-Mart Robbery Arrested in Casper
A former University of Wyoming student was arrested on a charge of aggravated robbery.
Michael Luke Yerkovich, 27, of Rock Springs was taken into custody in Casper on Nov. 13. A warrant was issued for his arrest after information provided to Crime Stoppers by a concerned citizen helped a Laramie Police Department Detective identify Yerkovich as the suspect in a 2013 armed robbery.
Police say that a man walked into the Laramie K-Mart at about 7:50 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2013, and demanded specific narcotic medications from the pharmacist. Police say the suspect indicated he had a gun before fleeing on foot.
The initial investigation yielded no suspects, but a call to Crime Stoppers back in Oct. 2015 provided the LPD with enough information to identify Yerkovich as a suspect and obtain a warrant for his arrest.
Yerkovich was transported to the Albany County Detention Center where he faces a felony charge of Aggravated Robbery. If convicted, Yerkovich could face between five and 25 years in prison.