Man convicted in 10-restaurant robbery spree

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A federal jury has convicted a New York man for his role in 10 robberies and attempted robberies at fast food restaurants in Cumberland, Dauphin and York counties.

Maurice Lebron Davis, 40, of Brooklyn, was found guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court of eight counts of robbery or attempted robbery, according to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith.

Davis testified during the four-day trial and denied his involvement in the crimes.

Authorities said Davis between December 2011 and February 2012 broke into restaurants and waited for employees to open the restaurants or attacked the employees in the parking lots.

He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for each of the eight counts. A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

Davis was arrested in February after a burglary at the Arby’s at 240 Cumberland Parkway in Mechanicsburg.

Police additionally accused him of:

– a December 2011 robbery at the Chick-fil-A on Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg, where employees were forced to open a safe by a man who broke in through a drive-thru window;

– a December 2011 attempted robbery at the Wendy’s on Simpson Ferry Road in Camp Hill, where a man in a ski mask broke in through a drive-thru window but fled when an employee arrived;

– a December 2011 robbery at the Wendy’s on N. 21st Street in Camp Hill, where a man smashed a glass door and waited for an employee who was unable to unlock the safe;

– A December 2011 robbery at the Burger King on Paxton Street in Harrisburg, where an employee was attacked in the parking lot and forced to open the safe;

– a December 2011 attempted robbery at the Wendy’s on Old Mill Road in Dillsburg, where a drive-thru window was broken;

– a January 2012 attempted robbery at the Wendy’s on Conestoga Drive in Shippensburg, where a drive-thru window was broken;

– a January 2012 robbery of the Burger King on N. Cameron Street in Harrisburg, where a man followed employees into the
restaurant and ordered them to hand over money;

– a January 2012 attempted robbery of the Wendy’s on S. Hanover Street in Carlisle, where a drive-thru window was broken and a man with a black hoodie was seen running behind the restaurant;

– a February 2012 attempted robbery at the McDonald’s on Harrisburg Pike in Carlisle, where a man with a white plastic bag over his head met an employee at the door, but both the employee and the would-be robber fled.

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