$6 robbery gets Lancaster teen 10 years in prison

Joan Rodriguez Taveras

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lancaster teen, who robbed a pair of students last year in the city, will serve up to a decade behind bars.

Judge Jeffery Wright sentenced Joan Rodriguez-Taveras, now 19, to 3-to-10 years in state prison after Rodriguez-Taveras pleaded guilty to robbery charges.

According to the district attorney’s office, Rodriguez-Taveras and Jimmy Pierre were in a city barbershop when they observed two students walking out with cash and phones. Outside the shop, Pierre robbed the two at gunpoint and Rodriguez-Taveras served as a getaway driver.

Rodriguez-Taveras told police he got a total of $6 from the robbery.

Pierre, 17, previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 5½-to-12 years in state prison.

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