This article was originally published on goerie.com on Oct. 20, 2017.
Erie police have charged a Lake City man with robbing a woman of prescription medication at gunpoint on Monday.
Christopher S. Zielinski, 42, was in the Erie County Prison Friday following his arraignments Thursday night by Erie 3rd Ward District Judge Tom Carney on robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, terroristic threats, carrying a firearm without a license and disorderly conduct in the robbery, which was reported in the 300 block of West Eighth Street on Monday at about 2 p.m.; and on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia in another Erie police case from Aug. 15. Carney set bonds totaling $50,500 in the two cases.
Erie police charge in the robbery that Zielinski confronted a woman, threatened her with a handgun and forcibly took prescription medication, according to information in the criminal complaint.