April 4, 2013

Sanford police arrest masked 7-Eleven robber

By David Hench dhench@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

Sanford police charged a Lebanon man Thursday with robbing a 7-Eleven in Springvale in February.

Police say Benjamin Lapanne, 30, was the man behind the distinctive mask that showed a gun and demanded money at 10 p.m. on Feb. 5, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police released a security video that showed a masked robber wearing a bright purple sweatshirt.

Police also released an image of the type of mask the man was wearing, composed of a number of pieces of fabric stitched together.

Lapanne is being held in York County Jail on $75,000 bail.

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This surveillance-camera image shows a suspect robbing the 7-Eleven in Springvale on the night of Feb. 5.

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Benjamin Lapanne

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