On 12/2/2022 at 0955 hours, York County 911 dispatched Penn Township Police Department to the 600 block of Meade Avenue Hanover, PA 17331 for a report of an armed robbery. Police canvassed the area and were able to secure video surveillance of the suspect. During the intensive investigation, police were able to identify the suspect with the assistance of other police agencies and social media.
The suspect was identified as Alexander Cardoza-Shaw, age 20. During an interview, Cardoza-Shaw told police that he was at the location of the robbery and did have contact with the Victim(s). There is no reason to believe that the public is in danger. The robbery appeared to be targeted at specific persons.
Cardoza-Shaw was taken into custody and was charged with Robbery, Aggravated Assault and Theft by Unlawful Taking. Cardoza-Shaw was arraigned, and bail was set at $50,000 with bail conditions prohibiting him from contacting the victim(s). Cardoza-Shaw was unable to make bail and remains in York County Prison awaiting a preliminary hearing.