A 17-year-old from Lancaster is charged with robbing a 75-year-old woman in an Eastern Hills Mall parking lot on Sunday.
State Police said Austin P. Keller was charged with robbery and grand larceny after the woman said a man in a mask approached her and took her purse and other merchandise before running from the scene.
A K-9 unit was used to track Keller to a nearby motel, but he wasn’t there, State Police said.
Erie County emergency dispatchers notified State Police of a suspicious male at a gas station. Investigators tracked his license plate and found him at his home, where he was arrested, State Police said.
Keller was charged with second-degree robbery and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies.