LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A 24-year-old Lancaster man is facing a maximum sentence of life in prison for the armed robbery of a Turkey Hill store last January.
Joshua Matthew Ortiz was charged by federal prosecutors Tuesday with robbery which interferes with interstate commerce, using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, and with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Authorities say that on January 29, Ortiz used a gun to rob the Turkey Hill Minit Market in the 400 block of East Chestnut Street.
If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in prison. He also faces a possible fine, five years of supervised release and a $300 special assessment.
Ortiz was previously wanted for a burglary on October 29 in Lancaster.