DANVILLE — The mother and sister of a 23-year-old man were upset when they learned the cashier he robbed at a Montour County convenience store was a friend of the family, authorities said.
The women told police Joshua Owen Marr, of 60 Eister Loop, Danville, robbed the Food Shop No. 1 at 5 McCracken Road, in Valley Township, making off with $539 and a box of Newport cigarettes.
On Thursday, state police at Milton were called to a domestic disturbance at Marr's home, where his sister, Brittany Marr, and mother, Lisa Marr, allegedly told troopers Marr committed the robbery. Brittany Marr said her brother showed her a plastic Weis bag full of money and said he had taken more than $500 from the store, police said.
Court documents said Brittany said, "Please tell me it was not the kid in the black hat," and Marr replied it was. The sister and mother said they knew the cashier and his father and were upset Marr had robbed him.
The robbery occurred at 11:16 p.m. Jan. 28. Police said a man entered the store and demanded money and a pack of Newport cigarettes. He stuffed the money into a plastic shopping bag and left on foot.
The cashier, Thomas Carney, described the man as about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 180 to 200 pounds with hazel eyes. He was wearing a blue jacket, gray hooded sweat shirt, blue jeans, brown hiking boots, a ski mask and gloves.
Video surveillance showed the jacket was worn inside-out and had an attached gray hood. It was rimmed by blue material around the outer edge.
After obtaining a search warrant for Marr's home, police said they found a brown knit hat with a hole cut out, which made it look like a ski mask, a pair of brown work gloves inside the hat, a blue flannel jacket with a gray hood and black sneakers.
When turned inside out, the jacket has a band of blue material lining the edge, troopers said.
Lisa Marr told police her son left the house at about 10 the night of the robbery and returned shortly after 11. When she was shown photos of the video surveillance, she said, "That's my son," police said.
Marr was arraigned by District Judge Ola Stackhouse, of Millville, on Thursday and charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and possessing instruments of crime.
He is being held in the Montour County Jail on $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for 1:15 p.m. Feb. 12.