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Man charged with 10¢ robbery

Updated: 06/30/2014 4:32 PM
Created: 06/30/2014 4:12 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

ALBANY - A Pennsylvania man is behind bars over two nickels.

Police say Charlie Phelps, 21, stole 10 cents from a woman on South Pearl Street in Albany on Friday morning.

The victim says Phelps threatened her with a hypodermic needle before taking the money.

Witnesses helped police track him down.

Because a hypodermic needle was used in the robbery, Phelps also faces a weapons possession charge.

Charlie Phelps
Photo: Albany Police Department

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