Tapping a box of playing cards on a table while interviewing a suspect, York City Police Detective George Ripley was subtly creating a rapport.

A few card tricks later, he said, and the individual confessed to a handful of commercial robberies he had committed.

The 44-year-old Manchester Township resident said he folded magic into his professional career shortly after a spate of York City shootings a few years ago.

Read the full story and see video of Ripley's sleight of hand here.

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