Lancaster woman pleads guilty to armed robberies at Weis, man says he got rid of gun

Kathleen Moore, David Roark

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lancaster woman who was charged with robbing a Weis Markets store at gunpoint twice in May has pled guilty.

Last week, Kathleen Moore, 48, pleaded guilty to felony counts of robbery and misdemeanor theft in connection with the May 1 and May 3 robberies at the store on Millersville Pike.

Authorities said during the robberies, Moore displayed a gun in her waistband as she approached clerks.

Last week, David Roark, who did not participate in the robberies, pleaded guilty to getting rid of the gun displayed in the robberies.

Roark, 60, pleaded guilty to felony hindering apprehension and misdemeanor tampering with evidence in exchange for a sentence of time served to 23 months. Roark served about 4 months in prison and will serve the next 19 months on parole.

In recorded prison phone calls, Roark told Moore that police will never find the gun because he “will get rid of it.” The gun was never recovered.

Moore is expected to receive a sentence on December 2. As part of the sentence, Moore will be ordered to pay back over $1,000 in restitution which was stolen in the robberies.

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