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Police charge suspect in store robbery

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, 5:09 p.m.
 

State police in Belle Vernon have arrested a suspect in the robbery of a Fayette County convenience store Sunday.

Frank B. Rafitz Jr., 51, of Grindstone is being held in the county prison in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Police allege in an arrest warrant that Rafitz entered the Sweet Pea's Food Mart along Route 40 in Redstone Township about 8:50 p.m., threw a 59-year-old male clerk to the ground and threatened a 23-year-old female clerk.

Police said Rafitz demanded the female clerk open the register and fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

 

 
 


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