This article was originally published on GoErie.com 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.