Two charged in York City robbery

Dylan Minnich

A York City man took cigarettes and lottery tickets from a convenience store recently but fled with his accomplice when he was unable to get money from the cash register, according to court documents.

York City Police said Dylan Michael Minnich, 22, and Princeton Quinn Eaddy, 21, worked together to try to rob the West Market Convenience Store about 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22.

The store's owner was able to prevent Minnich from taking money from the register, but Minnich did take off with cigarettes and lottery tickets before fleeing with Eaddy, court documents allege.

Police said the two were found hiding in a condemned home not far from the store.

Minnich, of the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, and Eaddy, of the 200 block of West Cottage Place, are charged with robbery and trespassing, both of which are felonies, as well as a misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property. 

Minnich also  is charged with possessing an instrument of crime, which is a misdemeanor.

Princeton Eaddy

Robbery: Court documents state Minnich entered the store and asked an employee for help with something in the back while Eaddy, who was wearing something over his face, turned around in the store and went outside.

The store manager, thinking it was suspicious, locked the front door before Minnich approached him at the register with a 12-inch kitchen knife, police said.

Minnich demanded the manager open the cash register, but the manager confused Minnich, according to court documents.

Minnich then took some cigarettes and lottery tickets from the counter, and the manager went to get his gun, police said. When he returned, Minnich and Eaddy were seen fleeing west on West Market Street, charging documents allege.

The men were then seen entering a condemned building in the first block of South Hartley Street, police said.

Officers went inside and found the two men along with the stolen lottery tickets and cigarettes, as well as the kitchen knife used during the robbery, court documents state.

Police said the  men had belongings and clothing spread throughout the building, which was condemned two years ago.

The pair remain in York County Prison on $250,000 bail each. They do not have attorneys listed.

Their preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 5 at District Judge Joel Toluba's office.

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