Lancaster teen sentenced to 12 years in prison for armed robbery
LANCASTER, Pa. — A Lancaster teen will spend up to 12 years in state prison for the March 23 armed robbery outside a Lancaster City barbershop, according to the Lancaster District Attorney’s office.
Jimmy Pierre, 17, plead guilty Tuesday to robbery and illegal possession of a fire arm.
According to prosecutors, Pierre and 18-year-old Joan Rodriguez-Taveras were inside a barbershop near King and Broad Streets when they spotted two students with cash and cell phones.
Once outside, prosecutors said Pierre pulled out a gun and robbed the two students of their belongings. Investigators said Rodriguez-Taveras served as the getaway driver.
Pierre has a prior burglary conviction. He was charged as an adult because he used a gun during the robbery, prosecutors said.
Rodriguez-Taveras plead guilty Tuesday and will be sentenced at a later date. He told Lancaster City police he got $6 from the robbery.