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Police: Man robbed York City store at knifepoint

Christopher Dornblaser
505-5436/@YDDornblaser
  • Police say Luis Rodriguez-Santiago, 26, of York City robbed a store earlier this week.
  • Rodriguez-Santiago remains in York County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

A York City man remains in York County Prison on Saturday after police say he admitted to robbing a store at knifepoint.

Luis Rodriguez-Santiago,

Luis Rodriguez-Santiago, 26, of 149 Stevens Ave., is charged with robbery and theft by unlawful taking.

York City Police say he demanded money from a store clerk and ran off with it, only to be found three days later.

Allegations: Police were sent to the East Market Convenience Store at 162 E. Market St. on June 5 for a reported robbery.

When police arrived, an employee told them that a man, later identified as Rodriguez-Santiago, entered the store about 3:20 p.m., displayed a knife and demanded money, documents state.

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"Give me all your money. I'm not going to hurt you; just open the register," Rodriguez-Santiago said, according to police.

Through video surveillance of the incident, police were able to identify Rodriguez-Santiago, documents state. On June 8, he was spotted by police, according to court documents.

Police say he then admitted to committing the robbery with the knife.

He was remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Rodriguez-Santiago's preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. June 22 at District Judge Ronald J. Haskell's office.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.