Store clerk accused of being accomplice in Juniata armed robbery


    (Adams County Jail)

    Police have arrested another man in a December armed robbery of a Casey’s General Store in Juniata.

    According to court documents, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip that the store clerk may have been involved in the planning of the robbery.

    Authorities said Dusty Fitzke, 22, admitted being involved during an interview with police and confirmed that Clayton Robinson, 19, of North Platte, was the one who entered the store with a 9mm Glock and took money out of the cash register.

    Fitzke was arrested and is charged with aiding and abetting a felony.

    Robinson was arrested on Saturday and is being held at the Adams County Jail on charges of robbery, use of a weapon to commit a felony and intentional child abuse without injury.

    Court documents also say Robinson’s girlfriend, Renee Weigel, 21, confirmed the story and said she drove him from North Platte to Juniata. She said she parked her car near the store and said Robinson entered and then exited the store with a bag full of cash. Weigel has an active warrant for her arrest on charges for aiding and abetting a felony and intentional child abuse without injury. The child abuse charges for Weigel and Robinson were added because police said they had an 8-month-old child in the car with them with the robbery was unfolding.

    Police said the initial call from the Casey's General Store came at 8:56 p.m. on Dec. 12 after the employee said he had just been robbed.

    He had initially described a suspect wearing all black with a ski mask. Nobody was injured during the incident, but court documents say the suspect got away with about $1,000 in cash and Marlboro cigarettes.

    Fitzke denied receiving any of the money after the incident, and he is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. on Jan. 24.

    Robinson is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. Friday.

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