Updated:NEW STANTON, Pa.,None — Police said a clerk helped a friend stage a robbery at a New Stanton gas station.
Investigators said Jacob Connelly robbed a Sunoco and paid the clerk, Joshua Sims, $30 for helping him.
"The clerk, at the time, had conspired with Mr. Connelly to come in, stage a robbery, at which time the clerk would give all the money to the person who was pretending to rob him," said Trooper Stephen Limani.
Investigators said Connelly used a knife and pushed Sims around before taking money.
Police said Sims agreed to the theft and told Connelly to "beat him up a little" to make the robbery appear real.
Police said Connelly was charged after he was heard talking about the armed robbery.
Police: Clerk Helps Man Stage Robbery At New Stanton Gas Station
Pair charged in ambush that killed 6 in Wilkinsburg to stand trial
Fort Cherry HS teacher accused of having inappropriate relationship with student
Police: $20K of meth found in Scott Twp. home after hallucinating man calls 911
Horse-drawn carriage carries Knoxville shooting victim, 6, to final…