‘Leprechaun-Looking' Suspect Tells Pennsylvania Convenience Store Clerk to Put Money ‘in the Bag:' Police

Police have jailed a "leprechaun-looking" suspect who allegedly robbed three central Pennsylvania convenience stores while wearing a green wig and wielding a machete.

Lancaster police tell LNP that 19-year-old Jaime Rodriguez held up all three Turkey Hill stores between midnight and 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

"I need the money put in the bag" and "I don't want to have to kill you," the thief, who carried a large knife, said during the first heist at a Duke Street store, said Lancaster Police.

Police said they spotted Rodriguez about a block away from the third store -- on New Holland Avenue in Manheim Township -- and subdued him after a struggle, which including using a police dog who injured the suspect. Police said Rodriguez acknowledged committing the heists, two in Lancaster and one in neighboring Manheim Township.

Nobody was hurt in any of the robberies, though police said Rodriguez did threaten to kill one clerk.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Rodriguez who faces a preliminary hearing March 30.

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