York-Adams boys' hoops star charged in robbery

Steve Heiser

One of the leading scorers in York-Adams League boys' basketball is in York County Prison after allegedly robbing a delivery man at gunpoint for $25 and two pizzas.

Delone Catholic senior Logan Alexander, 18, robbed a Sal's Pizza & Subs employee Tuesday at the Codorus State Park gift shop with a 17-year-old accomplice, according to charging documents.

Logan Alexander, 18, of Littlestown

Alexander faces two counts of felony robbery and one felony count of conspiracy to commit robbery as well as a misdemeanor charge for corruption of a minor. He remained in York County Prison, unable to post his $50,000 bail, as of Sunday night.

About 9 p.m. Tuesday, Alexander, of Littlestown in Adams County, arranged to purchase two pizzas from the delivery driver at the gift shop, 1066 Blooming Grove Road, but the driver told police no one was at the location when he arrived, documents state.

After the delivery man called Alexander, Alexander and a juvenile approached the vehicle asking for the pizzas, documents state. The juvenile knocked on the car's window, and the driver exited with the pizzas, at which point Alexander allegedly pointed a gun at him, demanding money, according to court documents.

After the driver gave Alexander $25 from his pocket, Alexander and the juvenile ran into a nearby wooded area, documents state.

As the call was being dispatched to police, a Penn Township Police officer spotted Alexander's vehicle in a parking lot across the street from the state park gift shop, documents state. The officer stayed with the vehicle, waiting for Alexander to return, according to court documents.

When Alexander got back to his vehicle, the officer approached and asked about the robbery, in which Alexander denied any involvement, documents state. The officer noticed a wallet inside Alexander's car, and  Alexander said the wallet was not his before handing it over, documents state.

Using an ID card in the wallet, the delivery driver identified the juvenile as one of the people who robbed him, according to court documents.

Alexander later admitted to being involved in the robbery and stated he was wearing a mask and had a handgun, though he told police it was not a real gun, documents state.

Police found a pizza box when Alexander showed them where he ran after the robbery, according to court documents.

Basketball: Alexander is fifth in the York-Adams League in scoring at 19.3 points per game. He's helped the Squires to a 10-9 overall mark, including a 9-3 record in York-Adams Division III.

The Squires are tied for second place in the division with Littlestown (11-6 overall). Only the top two teams from Division III are guaranteed berths in the York-Adams League Tournament, which starts Friday, Feb. 10.

Delone is also struggling for a berth in the District 3 Class 3-A playoffs. The Squires sit sixth in the latest power ratings, and only the top six teams will make the District 3 Class 3-A field.

Alexander's loss could be a potentially devastating blow to Delone's postseason hopes, both for the York-Adams League and District 3 playoffs.

Reporter Jason Addy contributed to this story.

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