Dover man arrested in store robbery

A York County man was arrested for the armed robbery of a convenience store after he allegedly bragged about committing the crime, according to police.

Northern York County Regional police said they charged 20-year-old Matthew Sharp, of Dover, in the August 1 robbery of the Turkey Hill store at 2820 Carlisle Road.

Police said the store was robbed by a man who pulled a knife on the clerk before fleeing with $117 from the cash register.

The clerk was able to describe only the robber's blue eyes and clothing, since his face was hidden by a gray bandana and his head covered by a gray beanie hat.

Investigators, however, got a break in the case when a witness came forward in January and told them Sharp had been bragging about committing the robbery, police said.

The clerk positively identified Sharp from a photo lineup and a picture of a distinct tattoo on his arm, police said.

Sharp was arrested Thursday by the United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force.

Police said their investigation into the robbery continues. Anyone with information may call the Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717-292-3647.

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