Mt. Pleasant man charged in 2 Connellsville robberies
Connellsville police on Thursday filed charges against a Mt. Pleasant man allegedly responsible for two robberies in the city this month.
George Henry Fisher IV, 42, of 510 Three Mile Hill was charged with multiple counts of robbery and simple assault and recklessly endangering another person via video before District Judge Ronald Haggerty Jr.
Fisher is in custody in Dauphin County.
According to affidavits of probable cause, Fisher was involved in two robberies in Connellsville.
The first robbery occurred at 9:40 p.m. April 3 at Reddy Sunoco along Memorial Boulevard. Police said Fisher entered the store with his hands in his pockets, indicating he had a gun, and demanded money.
The clerk refused to cooperate, and Fisher walked around the counter and started fighting with the clerk, according to police.
The clerk was not injured, but Fisher pried open the cash register and stole $435, police said.
Police said Fisher drove off in what was described as a four-door maroon vehicle.
The second robbery occurred at 9:02 p.m. April 6. Police said Fisher entered Domino's Pizza along North Pittsburgh Street with his shirt over his mouth and demanded money from an employee. Police said Fisher was wielding a yellow utility knife.
Police said the employee told Fisher she had just made a safe drop and there was only $15 in the register. She attempted to give him the money.
Police said Fisher became upset, went behind the counter, picked up the $15 that had dropped to the floor and fled the scene in a red, two-door vehicle.
The employee at Domino's was able to get the license plate number of the car. Information from the plate number led police to Fisher's residence. Police later discovered he was in the Dauphin County Prison on unrelated charges for use and possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle without valid inspection in Harrisburg on April 7.
Connellsville police interviewed Fisher, who reportedly gave them a written confession to both robberies.
Fisher remains lodged in the Dauphin County Prison on $2,500 bond.
A preliminary hearing will be scheduled before District Judge Ronald Haggerty Jr.
Mark Hofmann is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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