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MAN ACCUSED OF ROBBERY, UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT

A man who allegedly forced a Lockport man to cash his paycheck and took the money was arrested Thursday by sheriff's investigators.

Shannon M. Prentice, 21, of 14 Spalding St., was charged with second-degree robbery, attempted second-degree robbery, second-degree harassment and two counts of second-degree unlawful imprisonment on a county grand jury indictment warrant, Investigator Patrick Weidel said.

Prentice is accused of going to Jubilee Foods on North Main Street with three other men and confronting Timothy S. Jones, 21, of Van Buren Street who works there. He forced Jones into a vehicle, drove him to the post office on Lockport-Olcott Road to get his check from a postal box and drove him back to Jubilee and forced him to cash it, Weidel said.

Jones was then forced back into the vehicle and Prentice punched him until he gave him the $180 from the check, investigators said.

Prentice was held without bail in the county jail pending his arraignment.

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