This article was originally published on by Madeleine O’Neill on December 19, 2018

An Erie man faces up to a decade in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to using a knife to rob a westside pharmacy in October.

Charles A. Mann, 50, pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony count of robbery before Erie County Judge Daniel Brabender.

Mann faces up to a maximum of 10 years in prison at his sentencing March 18.

Mann pleaded guilty to demanding cash at knifepoint from a store employee at the Rite Aid store at 163 W. 26th St. on Oct. 15. Erie police charged that Mann entered the store wearing a mask with a large beak and held the knife toward the employee’s abdomen during the robbery.

Mann robbed the pharmacy of $205 in cash, police said.

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