Man gets up to 15 years for robbing, extorting restaurant owner

Decee Karngbaye (submitted)
Decee Karngbaye (submitted)

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A New Jersey man will spend up to 15 years in prison for extorting money from a Lancaster restaurant owner by beating the man and threatening to kill him and his family.

Decee Karngbaye, 33, was ordered to serve 7½ to 15 years in state prison at his sentencing on Tuesday, according to District Attorney Craig Stedman’s office.

Cole Williams (submitted)
Cole Williams (submitted)

Authorities said Karngbaye and another New Jersey man, 35-year-old Cole Williams, randomly targeted the victim, beat him, and demanded cash from him three times in May 2015; twice in his restaurant and once in an East Lampeter Township hotel room.

At one point, the victim was shown a photo of a person being beheaded and warned that would happen to his family if he didn’t comply with demands.

They ultimately took about $15,000 from the victim.

Williams remains at large.

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