Goldsboro man allegedly robbed store at gunpoint

Charles Victor Wurtz Jr.

A Goldsboro man allegedly robbed a convenience store in Fairview Township at gunpoint early Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

Fairview Township Police said Charles Victor Wurtz Jr. robbed the Speedway, where he previously worked, about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Wurtz, 43, of the first block of South York Street, is charged with robbery, a felony, and the misdemeanors of making terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

As of Sunday, Sept. 29, he remains in York County Prison on $150,000 bail.

Court documents state Wurtz, wearing all black and a face mask, knocked down an employee in the parking lot of the Speedway at 486 Fishing Creek Road.

He then pointed a gun at her and forced her into the store, police said. 

Wurtz made her open the register, telling her he knew that she knew the password to do so, court documents state.

He demanded that she give him all the money in the register or he would shoot her, charging documents allege. 

He stole $199 from the convenience store, according to police.

Police met with Wurtz after the incident, and he admitted to assisting with the robbery but said another person was responsible for it, police said.

The employee told police that she recognized Wurtz's voice when he robbed the store that night, court documents state.

Wurtz was arraigned on the charges Tuesday morning. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 30 at District Judge Scott Gross' office.

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