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Posted on: November 30, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Fingerprint Leads to Masked Robber's Conviction for Hold-up at Lancaster Family Dollar

Edgardo Alfaro-Rodriguez

A Lancaster County jury convicted a man Tuesday of robbing a city store at gun point last year.

The jury deliberated for about 90 minutes before convicting 20-year-old Edgardo Alfaro-Rodriguez of felony robbery.

Assistant District Attorney Christine L. Wilson presented evidence and called witnesses to testify during the two-day trial about the Dec. 2, 2015, robbery at the Family Dollar on South Duke Street.

The jury returned its verdict Tuesday about 2 p.m.

Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely, who presided over the trial, will order sentence after a background check is completed in about two months.

Among the witnesses who testified were the store cashier and several city police officers who investigated.

The masked robber displayed a gun while demanding cash from the register; he fled with nothing when the clerk was unable to open the register.

Police recovered a fingerprint left behind at the scene, which matched Alfaro-Rodriguez.

After the verdict, Wilson asked that Alfaro-Rodriguez’s bail be raised to $100,000, which Judge Knisely ordered.

City police Detective Michael Gerace filed charges.

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