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Police: Suspect in North Huntingdon robbery used sickle

| Saturday, April 28, 2012, 3:43 a.m.

A homeless man is accused of robbing a North Huntingdon convenience store Wednesday night and threatening a clerk with a sickle.

Steven Michael Kozemchak, 19, was arrested in a wooded area near the Spee-D Foodmart on Station Street. He is charged with robbing the store shortly before 9:30 p.m., North Huntingdon police Chief Mike Daugherty said.

Kozemchak allegedly demanded money from the clerk, then left and tried to hide in the woods near the store, Daugherty said.

North Huntingdon District Judge Doug Weimer arraigned Kozemchak on charges of robbery, aggravated assault, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He is being held on $75,000 bond.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

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