Man arrested for robbing Lemoyne gas station

James Betz (submitted)

LEMOYNE, Pa. (WHTM) – Authorities have arrested a Harrisburg man who was wanted for robbing a Lemoyne gas station.

James Betz, 27, is accused of robbing the Lemoyne Mart, in the 200 block of South Third Street. West Shore Regional police said the gas station was robbed Oct. 29. after a man sprayed a clerk with an unknown substance, causing the clerk to be temporarily blinded.

The robber then grabbed the cash drawer, yanked it off the counter, and fled the store with it.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Betz on Thursday at a home in the first block of William Penn Drive, near Shiremanstown.

U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane said Betz also faces charges for absconding parole.

He said Betz was convicted in 2013 of operating a methamphetamine lab in Somerset County. In October 2016, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole discovered he didn’t live at his provided address.

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