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Pennsylvania mom charged for being her son’s ‘getaway driver when he held up a store at gunpoint’

Pennsylvania mom, 52, is arrested and charged for being her 28-year-old son’s ‘getaway driver when he held up a store at gunpoint and made off with $3,570’

  • Lori Ann McHenry, 52, admitted to driving her son Steven James Martin, 28, to and from Sam’s Place Lottery & Tobacco in Montoursville, police said
  • Martin is accused of robbing the store at gunpoint and making off with $3,570 in the heist on March 18 
  • Store surveillance footage shows a man believed to be Martin wearing a camouflage face mask, ski goggles and brandishing a handgun 
  • Investigators said they later found these items during a raid of the pair’s home
  • McHenry was charged last week with conspiracy to commit robbery and theft and was released after posting $50,000 bail 
  • She also faces separate charges for allegedly selling unspecified pills to an informant or undercover officer in Muncy Creek Township in April
  • Martin was charged with robbery, related charges and is being held without bail 

A Pennsylvania mom has been arrested and charged for being her son’s ‘getaway driver’ when he allegedly held up a store at gunpoint and made off with $3,570. 

Lori Ann McHenry, 52, admitted to driving her son Steven James Martin, 28, to and from Sam’s Place Lottery & Tobacco in Montoursville in March where he carried out an armed robbery, authorities said. 

According to an affidavit, McHenry confessed to cops that she drove Martin to the store, dropping him off and then picking him back up once the alleged robbery was over.

The mother also allegedly admitted she knew her son was planning to hold up the store when she drove him from the home they share to the scene of the crime.   

Surveillance footage shows the armed heist at Sam’s Place Lottery & Tobacco in Montoursville in March. A Pennsylvania mom Lori Ann McHenry, 52, allegedly admitted to being her son’s ‘getaway driver’ when he allegedly held up the store at gunpoint and made off with $3,570

The mother and son duo allegedly carried out the armed heist at the tobacco store just before 10 p.m. on March 18. 

Martin is accused of robbing the store at gunpoint before making off with $3,570 cash.  

Surveillance footage from inside the store shows a man believed to be Martin wearing a camouflage face mask and black ski goggles and brandishing a handgun while handing over a red drawstring bag to the cashier.  

No shots were fired and no one was injured during the robbery, PennLive reported at the time.  

The net closed in on the duo when staff at a nearby Taco Bell said they recognized Martin in surveillance footage because he wore similar clothing when he worked at the fast food joint, state police said. 

Investigators said they later found items allegedly used in the heist during a raid of the mother and son’s home on May 6. 

Surveillance footage from inside the Sam’s Place Lottery & Tobacco in Montoursville shows a man believed to be Steven James Martin, 28, wearing a camouflage face mask and black ski goggles and brandishing a handgun while handing over a red drawstring bag to the cashier

Surveillance footage from inside the Sam’s Place Lottery & Tobacco in Montoursville shows a man believed to be Steven James Martin, 28, wearing a camouflage face mask and black ski goggles and brandishing a handgun while handing over a red drawstring bag to the cashier

Sam’s Place Lottery & Tobacco in Montoursville. Separate footage also allegedly shows the mother and son team driving in a Lincoln Town Car on the night of the robbery before returning to their home several hours later, according to the affidavi

Sam’s Place Lottery & Tobacco in Montoursville. Separate footage also allegedly shows the mother and son team driving in a Lincoln Town Car on the night of the robbery before returning to their home several hours later, according to the affidavi

These items included a pellet gun, a camouflage face mask, black goggles, blue Penn State sweatshirt, black gloves, gray sweatpants, gray sneakers and drawstring bag. 

Separate footage also allegedly shows the mother and son team driving in a Lincoln Town Car on the night of the robbery before returning to their home several hours later, according to the affidavit.

The footage shows McHenry gave false information to officers about both of their whereabouts at the time of the crime, authorities said. 

McHenry was arrested and charged last week with conspiracy to commit robbery and theft.

She was released after posting $50,000 bail but also faces separate charges for allegedly selling unspecified pills to an informant or undercover officer in Muncy Creek Township in April, reported PennLive. 

She was also released after posting $50,000 bond in that case.  

Martin has been charged with robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, terroristic threats, possession of an instrument of crime and simple assault and is being held without bail. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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