Robbery / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Harassment Arrest, 1:12 a.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 806 New Holland Avenue – Turkey Hill (MT) – Jaime Alvarez-Rodriguez, M/36, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offenses after he entered the convenience store and requested a $94.30 cartoon of cigarettes from the clerk. When the clerk retrieved the item, Alvarez-Rodriguez forcefully attempted to grab the item from the clerk. The clerk resisted and both engaged in a brief struggle over the carton. Alvarez-Rodriguez was able to pull the item away from the clerk and flee the store. He was subsequently stopped by police a short distance away and taken into physical custody. During a search incident to arrest Alvarez-Rodriguez was found in possession of the stolen cigarettes, three (3) hypodermic needles, and two (2) glass smoking pipes. He was processed and taken to Central Arraignment.
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