1 arrested, 1 sought for robbery, extortion in Lancaster

Decee Karngbaye (submitted)

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – U.S. Marshals have arrested one of two men sought in connection to a series of robberies and extortions in Lancaster.

According to police, 32-year-old Decee Karngbaye of New Jersey entered a city restaurant back in May and demanded money from the store owner.

Police say Karngbaye and an accomplice stole cash but continued to threaten the restaurant owner on at least two other occasions. One of those incidents took place at a hotel room in East Lampeter Township.

Police spoke to the restaurant owner who told them that the suspects displayed a gun and threatened to kill him and his family if he did not produce the amount of money they demanded.

Following an investigation, police identified Karngbaye through fingerprints on a trash bag he left behind at the restaurant.

Karngbaye is charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, theft by extortion, terroristic threats, and unlawful restraint, and an arrest warrant was issued.

He was transported to Lancaster City Prison where he awaits arraignment.

Authorities hope to identify the suspect captured on surveillance footage.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lancaster City Police Department at 717-735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913.

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