Wrightsville Police have charged a third man with robbery for a gas station holdup last month.
They also filed charges against the man's girlfriend, who police said tried to convince them $1,500 worth of the stolen cash belonged to her.
Michael Allen Foller, 37, of 1286 S. Albemarle St. in Spring Garden Township, was charged Jan. 23 with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, making terroristic threats, simple assault, theft and receiving stolen property. He's in York County Prison on $50,000 bail.
Foller is charged with the same offenses as his co-defendants, Quame W. Rodriguez and Nigel A. Woodyard Jr. They also remain in prison in lieu of bail.
The three men are accused of robbing the Sunoco at 802 Hellam St. about 8:20 p.m. Jan. 13 and making off with $1,741, according to charging documents.
The rob bery: Wrightsville Police allege Rodriguez and Woodyard ran inside the Sunoco and forced a clerk to the front counter at gunpoint. Both men were wearing masks, police said.
Foller was the getaway driver and didn't go inside the Sunoco, according to his arrest affidavit. But because he's alleged to have conspired with Rodriguez and Woodyard, he faces the same charges.
After the robbery, Wrightsville Police broadcast a description of the robbers and the getaway vehicle, a tan Mercury Mountaineer. A short time later, a Springettsbury Township officer pulled over the SUV, driven by Foller, police said.
Cash found: Officers searched the SUV and seized $1,723 cash, face masks, gloves, a black pellet gun and a wooden cash box belonging to the Sunoco station, according to documents.
They also found a small amount of cocaine, police said, and Foller was charged at that time with simple drug possession.
Foller maintained he'd been in Wrightsville to buy marijuana from someone, but Rodriguez told police Foller was involved in the robbery and had initially suggested robbing the Sunoco, his affidavit states.
Whose cash? The day after the robbery, police were contacted by Foller's live-in girlfriend, Elizabeth Kathleen Fowle, who claimed about $1,500 of the seized cash -- found in the center console of the SUV -- belonged to her, according to charging documents.
Fowle asked how she could retrieve her money and said the cash came from Social Security disability payments, police allege.
But Rodriguez told officers the money stashed in the center console was from the Sunoco robbery, documents state.
Fowle, 33, is being charged with the misdemeanors of making false reports to police and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Rodriguez, 21, and Woodyard, 17, both of 716 Poplar St. in York City, remain in prison in lieu of bail. Woodyard is charged as an adult.
-- Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.